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The Lincoln Project — a political action committee (PAC) founded by anti-Trump Republicans — is probably best known for flooding the TV airwaves (and your social media feeds) with videos mocking or attacking President Trump or his Republican allies.
The PACs founders, which include Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson and George Conway, were even featured in a 60 Minutes profile this past Sunday.
According to its latest quarterly report with the Federal Election Commission, The Lincoln Project has also become a favorite for some of Hollywood’s political heavyweights, with a number of prominent Democratic donors shifting some of their 2020 election spend toward the PAC, which took in a total of more than $39 million this past quarter.
Among the PACs top 10 donors are Dreamworks co-founder David Geffen, who has contributed $300,000 to The Lincoln Project, as well as fellow Dreamworks co-founder and Quibi CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who has donated $100,000. The PACs biggest individual donor is businessman and oil heir Gordon Getty, who contributed $1 million.
But even among The Lincoln Project’s more rank-and-file donors, notable names from the world of Hollywood are present. Jennifer Aniston donated $5,000, Felicity Huffman donated $9,300, Ken Jeong donated $3,000 and Jason Bateman donated $6,000.
Meanwhile, executives, writers and directors have also helped to fill the PACs coffers, including AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron and MGM chairman Michael De Luca, who each donated $5,000, and Jumanji and Bad Teacher director Jake Kasdan who also donated $5,000.
Of course, despite The Lincoln Project’s apparent fundraising success, most Hollywood donors are still keeping their eyes on the prize, with donations still largely flowing to the Biden campaign, the national Democratic committees (both of which which have donation caps) and PACs associated with the Democratic party.
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