The leading Democratic candidates have brought sidekicks from celebrities to enhance their chances in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.
On the eve, Cynthia Nixon, the star of ‘Sex and the City’, campaigned alongside Senator Bernie Sanders, while former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a boost from actor Kevin Costner.
Actor Tim Robbins also traveled to Granite State to support Sanders, while Buttigieg benefited from an appearance by ‘Back to the Future’ actor Michael J. Fox this weekend.
Senator Elizabeth Warren received similar help a few days ago from the politically active actress, Ashley Judd.
Actor Michael J. Fox (left) punched former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (right) in New Hampshire on Saturday
“Back to the Future” star Michael J. Fox called Mayor Pete “a very stable scholar from Rhodes” at an event Saturday in Keene, New Hampshire
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon endorsed Senate Bernie Sanders on Friday and appeared with him on the campaign track in New Hampshire on Monday
Cynthia Nixon (left) who walked to the governor of New York in 2018, welcomes Senate Bernie Sanders (center) and his wife Jane (right) on stage during a campaign event in Rindge, New Hampshire
Actor Tim Robbins (left) knocked on doors for senator Bernie Sanders (right) in New Hampshire and appeared alongside the senator of Vermont during a Sunday campaign stop in Hanover, where the University of Dartmouth is located
Actor Tim Robbins (left) officially approved Senate Bernie Sanders (right) in December with the 2020 hopeful at a rally in Venice Beach, California
Actor Kevin Costner approved Pete Buttigieg in Iowa in December (photo) and returned to the New Hampshire campaign track on Monday to punch the young ex-mayor
The campaigns have sent the celebrities on solo missions – and they have played the role of more open to the candidates.
Sanders had a celebrity introduce him for two days.
On Sunday, it was Robbins who officially endorsed the Vermont senator at a meeting in Venice Beach, California in December.
There Robbins appeared alongside Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – a rising political star on the left, coming to Sanders’ meeting on the campus of the University of New Hampshire on Monday evening.
Robbins told supporters on Sunday that he had knocked on doors on behalf of the Granite state senator.
Robbins said he supported Sanders “because he has the broadest coalition.”
On Monday, Sanders campaigned with a new celebrity: “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, who is no stranger to the progressive politics that fought for the governor of New York, against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, in 2018.
Cuomo struck her handy in the Democratic primary.
On Friday, Nixon announced her Sanders approval via video.
“I want Bernie because I know he is for me, but I want Bernie even more because I know he is for us all,” she said.
On Monday she told a crowd of supporters: ‘I am here because I am completely ready for Bernie Sanders. And it took me a while to get here, but I’m here. And I’m * here. * My feet aren’t just wet – I’m completely in it. My whole body. ”
She told the crowd that it was an “mirage in the desert” to find a candidate who will please everyone.
“Don’t worry anymore about who other people will vote for,” Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series and films, told the audience. “Who do you want to live in in America?”
She also said that the Vermont senator, who identifies himself as a democratic socialist, “is without a doubt the best chance to defeat Donald Trump.”
“And don’t let anyone tell you anything else,” she added.
Fox, stunting for Buttigieg in Keene, New Hampshire on Saturday, called the former mayor “a very stable scholar from Rhodes” who played the cleverness of the 38-year-old.
The actor referred to Trump’s characterization of himself: “a very stable genius.”
“That’s what the” J “stands for,” Fox joked – as if Trump would spell “genius.”
Fox also joined Buttigieg and his supporters on Saturday night at the great McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club dinner in Manchester.
On Monday, it was Costner, who signed Buttigieg in December, who added star power to the event of the former mayor in Nashua.
Actress Ashley Judd did several solo events for senator Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire in the run-up to the Granite State primary on Tuesday
Judd only sent the Warren campaign on the campaign track on Thursday.
“This is the most euphoric thing I’ve ever done to support the candidate,” Judd said to a crowd in North Hampton, according to Salon.
The actress played out all of Warren’s plans and said the former Harvard law professor is not just investigating “why American families go bankrupt,” Judd said, “she’s doing absolutely nothing.”
Although the Obama years were known in Washington for the parade of celebrities that ran through it, former Vice President Joe Biden did not get an asterisk during his campaign stops.
He has had Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan on the trail in both New Hampshire and Iowa. Because of her work and role in the 2016 State Department on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, she is now more political than famous.
Biden has had a number of Hollywood donors, according to FEC records on OpenSecrets.org, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Aguilera and Dionne Warwick.
Andrew Yang, who staged the Democratic debate on Friday, is still in the figures, has had a number of celebrity approvals – although he did not use them in the Granite State.
Comedian Dave Chappelle helped Yang in Iowa and put the hopeful 2020 on stage during a comedy show on the Iowa state campus in the run-up to the caucus night.
Chappelle also organized two comedy shows from South Carolina on behalf of the candidate.