Cindy Crawford jumps to team Romney?
May 17th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
4 years ago

Cindy Crawford jumps to team Romney?

(CNN) – She backed President Obama in the 2008, but now actress and model Cindy Crawford is appearing in a video for all-but-declared GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Romney said "Cindy Crawford appears in a demonstration video at Romney call day to show people how to use ComMitt fundraising software," via Twitter Monday.

Romney supporters gathered Monday in Las Vegas for "call day," placing telephone calls to raise money for the former Massachusetts governor.

Crawford, who sported Obama apparel during the last presidential election also contributed monetarily to his campaign. Federal Election Commission records show Crawford and her husband businessman Rande Gerber donated $4,600 – the maximum amount allowed for a couple at the time – to then-candidate Obama in August 2008. However, their other political donations have been largely to Republican candidates and groups, including former President George W. Bush, Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and the Republican National Committee.

Annett Wolf, a spokesman for Crawford told CNN she appeared in the video as a favor to Romney's son, with whom she is friendly.

"She's not politically aligned with any party or candidate," Wolf said.

– CNN's Jack Hannah contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Eddy

    ...maybe not all models are clueless, maybe Cindy actually is more than a pretty face and smart business woman, but politically savvy ... I'm leaning towards voting for Romney also, the guy's got experience and certainly doesn't need a teleprompter or wants to be on TV ALL THE TIME !!! u hear me OBi, do ya? I favor republicans over dems, but last election I didn't vote for either one, they both sucked.

    May 17, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Abiding Lib

    Eww. And to think, I used to have so much respect for Cindy Crawford! Wasn't she supposed to be smart? I guess all the years of brainless modelling finally got to her.

    May 17, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. seriously???

    "...Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell..."... OUCH!!! That has got to sting!! I was going to use "smart" instead of "sting" but it would be poor word choice to use "smart" in any way in connection with O'Donnell–regardless of meaning.

    May 17, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. greg in jax

    Really? Christine O'Donnell, the Republican who dabbled in witchcraft, really? Good to know, not that I ever bought anything associated with Crawford, but still good to know. crazy is as crazy does.

    May 17, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. obama victim

    well...like so mnay other obamabots she has wised up....intelligent people are abandoning Barry in droves

    May 17, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. Papasan

    Mittens is schtupping Crawford, Who new!

    May 17, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. gt

    the pciture of cindy crawford and the two women who are running in california in the bottom picture,,, quite the contrast .....

    May 17, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. Russ

    Just shows she's not the brightess light on the block. She must be having financial problems and figures the Republican war on the middle class and poor will benefit her failing fortune.

    May 17, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    Mitt Romney is building a large and diverse base of support that will take him into 2012 as the man to beat. Obama has so many missteps that he is going to be difficult to support, even from die-hard Democrats. Forget the Independents. They are looking elsewhere. And Mitt is stepping up as the voice of reason, experience and capability.

    May 17, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  10. David S.

    Mitt Romney? Really, Cindy? Must be the altitude...

    May 17, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. Dot

    If she appeared in a "demonstration video" she got paid for it. It's a job, folks . . .

    May 17, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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