Celebrity Endorsements 2016: See Stars' Political Affiliations
Eva Longoria and America Ferrera for Hillary Clinton
The two stars stood by Clinton's side at a Las Vegas rally on Feb. 19, 2016. "I really think I’d like to Netflix and chill with Hillary," Ferrera said in Las Vegas. "I have a strong feeling Hillary and I could be BFFs if you'd just give me a chance." Longoria chimed in, saying, "Hillary inspired a revolution a long time ago. It’s time to be a part of it."
Emily Ratajkowski for Bernie Sanders
The Gone Girl star spoke of her support for Sanders in an interview with Marie Claire, telling the magazine, "I guess it's just how I want to see this country run. I'm really sick of the 'one percent' that is taking all the money from this country, draining the middle class, making it nonexistent. But aside from that, I also think that because Bernie is not tied up with any interests, whether private or corporate, that he is able to make changes that I'd really like to see, whereas Hillary is not."
Stephen Baldwin for Donald Trump
"I think he's fantastic," Baldwin told CNN Tonight of Trump. "I love him. I think he'd make a great president. He's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks. And that's why he's surging in the polls."
Donnie Wahlberg for Marco Rubio
The New Kid on the Block endorsed Rubio, telling the crowd at Las Vegas rally, "We need a leader like Marco to inspire a new Republican party and unite our nation."
Phil Robertson for Ted Cruz
The Duck Dynasty star has appeared at rallies for Cruz, saying at an Iowa event, "Ted Cruz loves God, he loves James Madison and he's a strict constitutionalist. You know what Ted Cruz understands... Cruz trusts God. Cruz trusts James Madison. That's why I trust Cruz."
Tim Allen for John Kasich
The actor voiced his support for Kasich, saying on Fox News that he's impressed by the politician's resume, adding that Kasich's "almost a Republican that Democrats would like, which is a great thing if you want to win an election."
Kerry Washington for Hillary Clinton
Clinton stopped by the set of Scandal, where she spent time with supporter Washington. The star Instagrammed photos from the day, writing, "A good friend came by set today. Proud to say... #imwithher."
Katy Perry for Hillary Clinton
Perry appeared at rallies for Clinton, telling the crowd of the politician, "She's my firework."
Zoe Kravitz for Bernie Sanders
The actress recorded a video of herself telling Sanders she is voting for him, adding on Instagram, "I [heart] @berniesanders."
Kid Rock for Donald Trump
"I'm digging Trump," the musician said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "I feel like a lot of people, whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there's going to be the same s--t. Has that much f--king changed when anyone's in office, whether it's been a Republican or a Democrat in office, in our lifetime, anyway? I haven't really seen this big, like, f--king change. Obviously some people f--ked up. [Laughs] That's a long debate. My feeling: let the motherf--king business guy run it like a f--king business. And his campaign has been entertaining as s--t."
Jenna Jameson for Marco Rubio
The adult film star voiced her support for Rubio, tweeting, "@marcorubio is the clear choice!!!!"
Susan Sarandon for Bernie Sanders
The famed actress has attended multiple rallies for Sanders, saying in a Sirius interview that Sanders is "certainly the only candidate that I have really wholeheartedly felt was not the lesser of two evils, that I really get behind in the purest way and with the most enthusiasm... I feel that supporting him is not just supporting him as a candidate, but really an opportunity for a movement to shift the way our government is working and shift away from corporate takeover, and big Pharma and Monsanto and fracking, and all of these things that have undermined a progressive agenda, and [give it] back to the people."
Mark Ruffalo for Bernie Sanders
The Spotlight star endorsed Sanders and regularly tweets in support of the candidate.
James Woods for Ted Cruz
".@SenTedCruz and I just spoke for 40 minutes by phone about our love of this country," the actor tweeted. "This man is the real deal. I'm all in! #TedCruz #tcot"
Lena Dunham for Hillary Clinton
The Girls creator has been campaigning for Clinton, saying of the candidate at a stop in Iowa, "I find her conviction very moving and her tenacity astounding."
Charles Barkley for John Kasich
The sports star has voiced his support for Kasich, saying in an interview, "Right now I like John Kasich, the governor of Ohio... He's the only person that I’m really paying attention to right now, to be honest with you."
Hulk Hogan for Donald Trump
"I want to be Trump's running mate," the wrestler said in an interview.
Spike Lee for Bernie Sanders
"When Bernie gets in the White House, he will do the right thing," the director said in a campaign ad for Sanders. "How can we be sure? Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools."
Carole King for Hillary Clinton
The beloved performer has been stumping for Clinton, lending her famous face to campaign videos.
Kim Kardashian for Hillary Clinton
The reality star shared a selfie with her husband Kanye West and Clinton, Instagramming, "I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident."
Will Ferrell for Bernie Sanders/Hillary Clinton
Previously a Sanders supporter, Ferrell was featured in campaign material for Clinton ahead of Super Tuesday.
Killer Mike for Bernie Sanders
Performer Killer Mike has been one of the most vocal Sanders supporters. "For me, the policy that Dr. King was about at the time of his death, the Poor People’s Campaign, workers' rights, civil and social justice for all people, are best accomplished with the Sanders campaign," he said in an interview. "If you take the idols themselves out of the equation and only leave the policies and principles that they taught for the last 50 years, I’d not see how any rational black person could vote for anyone but Bernie Sanders."
Willie Robertson for Donald Trump
The Duck Dynasty star spoke in support of Trump, saying in a press release, "Mr. Trump is a real leader. He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs."
Montel Williams for John Kasich
The TV personality weighed in on the 2016 election in a column for USA Today. Accompanied by a headline reading, "Montel Williams: I'd return to the GOP for John Kasich," Williams wrote, "I left the Republican Party in the early 1990s to become an independent. But I’m now excited about the GOP for the first time since then – and it’s because Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running for president."
Demi Lovato for Hillary Clinton
The singer joined Clinton in her race for the White House, telling a crowd in Iowa, "I don’t think there is a woman more confident than Hillary Clinton. I am voting for her because of her beliefs, her strength and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment."
Sarah Silverman for Bernie Sanders
Silverman has joined Sanders on the campaign trail, appearing at rallies and fundraisers for the candidate. "I'm loving @SenSanders. He says what he means & he means what he says & he's not for sale," she tweeted.
50 Cent for Hillary Clinton
"It's Hillary time!" the rapper said in an interview with The Daily Beast. "I like some of the things that Hillary says... I also think Hillary was the president already once. You know what I’m sayin’? Some of the things she says feel really comfortable, and roll off. When people are really close with each other, they use each other as soundboards because they’re the other person's best friend."
Gary Busey for Donald Trump
"I know him personally," Busey said as he endorsed Trump. "I know him professionally. He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast."
Snoop Dogg for Hillary Clinton
"I'll say that I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought," the rapper said on Watch What Happens Live!. "And just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I'd love to see that. So I'll be voting Ms. Clinton."
Neil Young for Bernie Sanders
The musician made his preference for Sanders known when Trump campaigned with Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." His camp released a statement on the matter, reading, "Donald Trump's use of 'Rockin' in the Free World' was not authorized. Mr. Young is a longtime supporter of Bernie Sanders."
Rick Harrison for Marco Rubio
The Pawn Stars personality appears in campaign ads for Rubio, and told CNN of the candidate, "I got invited to a political thing in town and we got to talking... I was deeply impressed. It was the first time I sat down with a politician that long and it wasn't 'the party, the party, the party.' All he was talking about was people. Quite frankly, I've never had a politician talk like that... His dad was a bartender at a bowling alley and his mom was a maid at a casino here in town. When someone mentions living paycheck to paycheck, he goes, 'Yeah, I was raised that way.' I think if you have a leader, you need someone who has experienced what people are experiencing."
Amy Poehler for Hillary Clinton
After spending years spoofing Clinton on SNL, Poehler appeared in a campaign video supporting the presidential hopeful.
Bonnie Raitt for Bernie Sanders
"I'm thrilled Bernie's getting all this traction," the musician said in an interview with Billboard. "My politics are aligned with much of what comes out of his mouth. I'm glad to see him firing up young people."
Mike Tyson for Donald Trump
Tyson endorsed Trump, telling The Daily Beast of the candidate, "That s--t is the real deal. Listen: I’m a black motherf--ker from the poorest town in the country. I've been through a lot in life. And I know him. When I see him, he shakes my hand and respects my family. None of them — Barack, whoever — nobody else does that. They're gonna be who they are and disregard me, my family. So I'm voting for him. If I can get 20,000 people or more to vote for him, I’m gonna do it."
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson for Hillary Clinton
The Broad City stars shared photos of Clinton's visit to set, tweeting, "Just three best friends on the set of @BroadCity season 3! #Hillary2016 @HillaryClinton."
Danny DeVito for Bernie Sanders
"Bernie Sanders...you're our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi," the actor tweeted.
Clint Howard for Ted Cruz
“When candidates began declaring their intentions to run for President, I started doing research and quickly landed on Ted Cruz," the actor said in a press release. "I discovered a guy who has deep conviction for a set of principles and ideas I believe in. I like Mr. Cruz because he has courage to fight and take the flak from people who want to undermine those ideas. He’s not only unafraid, he’s anxious to engage these people in a dialogue that puts truth and common sense into the conversation. And then, there’s old fashion 'leadership.' As the campaign heats up, it's clear to me that Ted Cruz has what it takes to give our great nation the leadership she deserves."