With a few notable exceptions, such as the recent endorsement of Newt Gingrich by action star Chuck Norris, as reported in Reuters, Republican candidates tend not to get celebrity endorsements. This mainly has to do with the politics and culture of the entertainment industry.
That does not mean that some actors and musicians will not cross the aisle and give some love to a Republican running for office. Here are a few recent examples.
Kinky Friedman endorses Rick Perry
Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have failed in his quest for the presidency, but it was not for the want of an endorsement of a former opponent. Kinky Friedman, as reported in the Daily Beast. Friedman ran for governor twice against Perry, once in 2006 as an independent and again in 2010 as a Democrat.
Dennis Miller endorses Herman Cain -- Then Changes His Mind
Comedian and TV personality Dennis Miller is a comedian, a film actor, and a radio talk show host. He endorsed Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, for president, according to the Daily Caller. But then Cain ran into multiple allegations of sexual harassment and worse -- all unproven -- and so Miller withdrew his endorsement just before Cain withdrew from the race, according to Mediate,
Kelsey Grammar endorses Michele Bachmann
Kelsey Grammar is best known as the star of a number of TV shows such as "Frasier" and the current Starz Network production "Boss" as well as movies like the delightful and underrated "Down Periscope." His nod went to Rep, Michele Bachmann, as reported by Victoria Q. Nerdballs blog, citing MSNBC. Bachmann is now out of the race.
Cindy Crawford endorses Mitt Romney
Cindy Crawford is known as a super model and an actress in such movies as "Fair Game" will Alec Baldwin's brother William and guest appearances in a few TV shows such as "Third Rock from the Sun." Crawford has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, according to Gateway Pundit.
Vince Vaughn endorses Ron Paul
Vince Vaughn, who has appeared in such films as "The Wedding Crashers," "Be Cool," and "Couples Retreat" has not only endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul, as reported by the Daily Caller, but has introduced him at a number of events.