Celebs Come Out for Karen Bass, Rick Caruso as L.A. Mayoral Race Heats Up

Celebs Come Out for Karen Bass, Rick Caruso as L.A. Mayoral Race Heats Up

L.A. Mayoral Race
Karen Bass Receives a Celeb Donation$ …
Caruso Gets Celeb Twitters

6/7/2022 5: 00 PM PT

L.A.’s mayoral race is officially a 2-horse competition between Rep. Karen Bass and Rick Caruso, and Hollywood — like the rest of America — seems torn.

More celebs have shelled out traditional donations for Bass — including some high-profile names like Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and Samuel L. Jackson, but Caruso (who’s a commercial real estate titan) seems to have more vocal support on social media.

This makes sense as billionaire Caruso has been self-financing his campaign.

The latest election results continue to pour in. Here’s a breakdown.

Aside from the names mentioned above, Congresswoman Bass has also pulled in cash contributions from the likes of Jennifer Garner, JJ Abrams, Ken Jeong, Octavia Spencer, Sally Field and William H. Macy … all of whom pitched in $1,500 each.

Another good reason to vote for Karen Bass for Mayor of LA. Our family voted today. Californians, vote today! https://t.co/CFkbo7m8TD pic.twitter.com/fDdLnxuvP2

— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 6, 2022

Jane Fonda donated $1,200, Donald Glover chipped in with $1,000, Rashida Jones another $1,000 and Helen Hunt pledged $500. Hollywood has given us a lot of money.

While Caruso may not have as many well-known financial donors, his team says that he has received an overwhelming outpouring of support online – which is arguably just as valuable.

. @KimKardashian endorsed LA mayoral candidate @RickCarusoLA in an enthusiastic pitch to her 313 million Instagram followers, saying he would help with crime and homelessness. pic.twitter.com/D8fOtj59dM

— Julia Wick (@sherlyholmes) May 27, 2022

Tweets for Caruso have come in from Kim K, Katy Perry, Elon Musk, Gwyneth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg and Kris Jenner — just to name a few.

Bass is no slouch on social media either … she’s gotten backing from Tiffany Haddish and John Legend, who openly called for Angelenos to support her at the voting booths.

It remains to be seen who might emerge victorious, but if the latest polling can be believed … neither candidate will get 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary — and that means they’ll have a runoff in November.


— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 5, 2022

BTW. Caruso, who was a Republican all his life, is running as a Dem along with Bass. He has the biz knowledge, but she has years in legislative experience in D.C.

Get out and vote!

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