Desperate Hollywood Celebs Now Push Beto O’Rourke for 2020

Josh Gad, Alyssa Milano, and many other liberals ignore Ted Cruz's Texas victory, still want his challenger in office

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Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) may have just lost a tight Senate race to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, but the leftist from El Paso County still has loads of celeb support.

And now these Hollywood types want him to strive for an even bigger public office.

After news broke that O’Rourke, who earned 48.27 percent of the vote, had lost to Cruz, many celebrities took to social media with the same idea — they want O’Rourke to run for president against Donald Trump in 2020.

The list of celebrities who would support an O’Rourke run in 2020 is lengthy, but Alyssa Milano (pictured above right), Olivia Wilde, Busy Philipps, Josh Gad (pictured above left), Ike Barinholtz, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, and U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy were among those to endorse the idea.

Check out some of the tweets below:

If O’Rourke were to run for president in 2020, he would likely receive plenty of money from Hollywood.

After all, he did during his failed big for a Senate seat. Connie Britton, Tate Donovan, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson, David Koepp, and Nicholas Kazan all donated $5,400 to his campaign; Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Kimmel, and Rosie O’Donnell dropped $2,700 each on O’Rourke; Chelsea Handler chipped in $2,500, Ilana Glazer gave $2,000; Ike Barinholtz donated $1,500; and Chris Rock poured an additional $1,000 into the race, as TMZ and other outlets have reported.

It’s worth noting that these celebrities donated all of this money even though most of them have little or no connection to the Lone Star State.

Other Democrat candidates to have received major support from Hollywood include Andrew Gillum — who failed to become governor in Florida, and Stacey Abrams — who appears likely to lose her race for governor in Georgia, though official results have not been released and she has not conceded. Instead, she is demanding that every single vote is counted.

Though O’Rourke and Gillum lost their respective races yesterday, it appears that celebrities have not learned their lesson yet: Everyday Americans with jobs and families to attend to and bills to pay really don’t care at all what they have to say about politics — and do not base their decisions on whoever an actor, singer or sports figure might tell them to support.

In all likelihood, these celebrities will be let down by O’Rourke yet again; earlier in the week, he said he is not interested in running for president in 2020, as News 4 San Antonio and other outlets reported.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.

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