Celebs & US elections: who's supporting who?

We take a look at celebrities who've shown public support for candidates as the race to the White House gets closer.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders.

The race to the White House is heating up as the November 6 election gets closer.

The current frontrunners are Bernie Sander and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republicans.

Many celebrities have not shied away from publically voicing support for their preferred candidates.

We take a look at those who have made their campaigning heard so far.

Camp Bernie Sanders:

1. Mark Ruffalo

The "Avengers" star said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he's backing Sanders.

"I think Sanders has a message. Clinton's going to have to adopt his message, and I think we’re going to be hearing a lot more from Bernie."

Mark Ruffalo attends the after party for the Los Angeles Premiere of "Infinitely Polar Bear" held at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE on Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

2. Spike Lee

The film director, producer, writer, and actor is another Bernie Sanders supporter.

Lee said in an online audio distribution, "Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means he's not on the tape. And when Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing."

Spike Lee speaks during a press conference / AP.

3. Miley Cyrus

It seems Sanders is not short of celeb support, as the pop singer also said she "feels the Bern" in an Instagram post.

She added, "He has been a badass in supporting the LGBT community."

4. Steve Wozniak

The brain behind the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and Apple co-founder will also be backing Bernie as seen in the tweet below.

Steve Wozniak on stage at National Geographic Channel 2015 Winter TCA on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, in Pasadena, California. (AP)

Camp Hillary Clinton:

5. George and Amal Clooney

The power couple declared their explicit support for Hillary Clinton at a fundraising dinner hosted in their LA home.

George Clooney and his wife Amal. (AP)

6. Robert De Niro

The "Godfather" star also backs Clinton.

De Niro said in an interview with The Daily Beast that Clinton has "earned the right to be president."

De Niro at the 2009 TriBeCa Film Festival, of which he is co-founder. The festival is now in its 22nd year. (AP)

7. Beyonce

The megastar is also a Clinton supporter.

Beyonce flashes triangle at Super Bowl 2013 Half Time show. (AP)

Queen Bey showed her support for Clinton at a New York City fundraiser in May 2015.

Clinton also tweeted a photo of Beyonce at the event and captioned it, "Say you'll Bey on Team #Hillary2016, too."

8. Magic Johnson

The former basketball star is also a Clinton supporter as seen in one of his tweets.

The former Los Angeles point guard Magic Johnson speaks during a press conference. (AP)

Camp Donald Trump:

9. Hulk Hogan

Trump has garnered support from the superstar wrestler.

Hogan told celebrity news website TMZ that he doesn't "want to be in the ring with any candidates, I want to be Trump's running mate."

He speaks during a press conference. (AP)

10. Mike Tyson

Another Trump supporter who told The Daily Beast, "When I see him, he shakes my hand and respects my family. None of them-Barack, whoever-nobody else does that. They're gonna be who they are and disregard me, my family. So I'm voting for him. If I can get 20,000 people or more to vote for him, I'm gonna do it."

Tyson and Trump shared the spotlight in 1987-88 when Trump Plaza served as the casino host for a series of title defenses in Atlantic City. (AP)

11. Azealia Banks

The rapper, singer and songwriter tweeted that she will be backing Trump come November 6.

"I think Trump is the only one who truly has the balls to bust up big business. Hillary is too tied in with them and Bernie [Sanders] has no clout," she tweeted.

Facebook photo

12. Tom Brady

American football quarterback for the New England Patriots announced his endorsement for Trump.

"He's got sponsors, he's got all of his different things that he has to do," he said.

Tom Brady is this close to being the greatest QB in NFL history. (AP)

TRTWorld and agencies