It’s no secret that a large number of celebrities love President Barack Obama. In December, The Tennessean, a Nashville newspaper, obtained a list of luminaries who endorse the president. The list includes names like Jessica Alba, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, members of the rock band Wilco, Oprah Winfrey and Chelsea Clinton, among others.
With so many celebrities siding with the incumbent, the GOP hopefuls have had to scramble to amass their own army of stars to help boost their brand with a Hollywood-obsessed public. Celebrities like comedian Vince Vaughn and rapper Snoop Dogg have taken up Ron Paul’s mantle while supermodel Cindy Crawford and real estate mogul Donald Trump have added their clout to Mitt Romney. Dave Mustaine, the founder of heavy-metal band Megadeth, recently explained his affinity for Rick Santorum, and Chuck Norris reminded everyone who doesn’t vote for Newt Gingrich that they could be in for a Walker, Texas Ranger-style beatdown.
Here’s a slideshow of some more celebrity GOP endorsements.