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Oscar nominees gather cash for Democrats!

From the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics have tabulated their second annual Money-in-Politics Oscars, based on the campaign donations made by this year’s major Academy Award nominees. It should come as no surprise that 99% of the political donations from the movie nominees went to Democrats. But do you know that best actress nominee Annette Bening donated to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama — and Ralph Nader.

And Mark Ruffalo, Bening’s co-star from The Kids Are All Right, donated to Democratic presidential candidates Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel — in addition to Obama. Bridges, who is up this year for best actor for his role as Rooster Cogburn in the remake of True Grit, has donated nearly $68,000 since 1990 to Democratic candidates. The biggest recipient of campaign cash from


Bridges and his wife, Susan, is his local congresswoman, Rep. Lois Capps. The California Democrat has received more than $20,000 from them. Among the few GOP-related political donations, the National Republican Senatorial Committee received $7,500 in 2004 from Michael DeLuca, a producer of a best picture nominee, The Social Network.

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