California Democratic candidate Andrew Janz has called in some big name celebrities to help him take on Republican Rep. Devin Nunes.
According to the Fresno Bee Wednesday, large contributions to Janz campaign have poured in from anti-President Donald Trump comedian Rosie O’Donnell and Barbra Streisand, among others.
As of May 16, O’Donnell contributed $2,000 on Christmas Eve with another $1,000 on Dec. 27. That amount exceeded the $2,700 individual contribution limit, so Janz had to hold over $300 until after the June 5 primary.
Streisand gave $1,000 on May 14. Film director and TV producer James L. Brooks gave $5,400 on May 7. “Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill contributed $300 in November. The chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, gave Janz $2,000 on February 19. That same day, Horn’s wife, Cindy, also donated $2,000.
As of last month, Janz had raised close to $1.8 million dollars, with almost all of it from individual donations. While incumbent and agribusiness supporter Nunes managed to collect $4.9 million over that same time frame, with $3.7 million of that from individual contributions.
As of Tuesday, results from the state primary show Nunes with 56,201 votes — close to 60 percent — and Janz netting nearly 32 percent. The two men will now face off in November for the 22nd Congressional District seat.