Jimmy Kimmel and Wife Molly McNearney Donated to Roy Moore's Opponent
The pair made separate donations to Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones.
In late November, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel put some money behind his opposition to Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Kimmel and his wife (and head writer), Molly McNearney, made separate $2,700 donations to Democrat Doug Jones using the same credit card, a rep for Kimmel confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The donations, noticed by a New York Times reporter, were originally thought to have both come from Kimmel.
On Nov. 29, two days after the Kimmels made the donations, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! sent a comedian and a film crew to disrupt a Moore rally, sparking an exchange on Twitter between Kimmel and Moore. According to a local report, the comedian, Tony Barbieri, "was led away by law enforcement."
"If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man," Moore wrote to Kimmel.
Tuesday is Election Day in the special election to fill the Senate seat left by now-attorney general Jeff Sessions. On Monday night, Kimmel, who has not shied away from the political spotlight, brought on his infant son, Billy, to make a pitch for Congress to renew a health insurance program for children.
A spokeswoman for Kimmel's show did not respond to a request for comment about the donations.