19 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Republican
by Effie Orfanides
With the 2016 election coming up, Republican celebrities have been endorsing their choice for president. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump and the Republican Party have received quite a bit of support from celebs, many of whom you may not have known were conservatives.
When he’s not hanging out in North Korea, Dennis Rodman is supporting Donald Trump. In July, Rodman tweeted his support for the businessman, who is now the front-runner in the Republican Party.
The Die Hard actor supported George H.W. Bush in 1992. He discussed this in an interview with Esquire Magazine 10 years later. However, he admitted that he wasn’t a fan of Mitt Romney, and he didn’t hold back when discussing the former candidate.
The troubled actress showed her support for Mitt Romney during the last election. According to E! News, LiLo voiced her choice before the 2012 election. “I just think employment is really important right now. So, as of now, Mitt Romney. As of now,” she said.
The singer made her political bias no secret when she attended the inauguration for George W. Bush in 2005. According to Us Weekly, Duff is a registered Republican.
The country superstar wasn’t shy when it came to supporting Mitt Romney in 2012. According to Politico, Trace Adkins performed during the Republican National Convention.
While she may not always pick the front-runner, actress Juliette Lewis has supported Republican candidates in the past. According to Reason, Lewis was a huge Ron Paul fan in 2012.
The Since You’ve Been Gone singer identifies as a Republican, but she voted for Barack Obama in 2012. According to Perez Hilton, Clarkson couldn’t bring herself to vote for Mitt Romney because of his apparent anti-gay stance. “I’ve been reading online about the debates, and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again, even though I’m a Republican at heart. I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends, and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married,” she said at the time.
The actor attended a fundraiser for Mitt Romney back in 2012. Although he wasn’t vocal about his choice for president, he made quite a clear statement by attending that particular event.
The actress knows that she’s surrounded by liberals in Hollywood, but she says that she’s quick to remind them which side she’s on. “Heaton noted that Hollywood workers too often just assume everyone they work with is a like-minded liberal. When those around her belittle John McCain or Palin, [she] politely reminds them that she’s a Republican. ‘That’s what you have to do in our town,'” she said, according to Reuters.
You may or may not know that Kid Rock is a proud Republican. In 2012, the rocker performed Romney’s campaign anthem Born Free.
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The Rock is a proud Republican and isn’t shy about his political views. In 2000, The Rock spoke at the Republican National Convention.
The actor has been a proud Republican for many years. According to the New York Times, Baldwin spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference back in 2010.
The actor is happy to be a part of Team GOP. He even did an ad for the National Rifle Association. According to The Political Insider, Tom actually got into it once with Rosie O’Donnell, one of the most well-known liberals in Hollywood.
The New York Yankees third baseman is also a Republican. In 2004, the athlete donated money to George W. Bush’s re-election campaign.
In 2012, the porn star endorsed Mitt Romney for president. According to the New York Daily News, Jenna Jameson made a comment about having money and wanting a Republican in office. “I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office,” she said.
The entertainer has previously shown support for New Jersey governor Chris Christie. It’s unclear if he has endorsed anyone for the 2016 Presidential election.
In 2011, the actor outwardly supported Ron Paul for president. This time around, Vaughn (who is a famously private person) has not endorsed any of the Republican candidates.
The Wheel of Fortune host is a Republican. Back in 2010, Sajak donated money to the Republican National Committee.
You may or not remember that the KISS front man endorsed Mitt Romney for president back in 2012. He has yet to speak out about this year’s election.