Jane Fonda Gives $100K to Unseat Calif. Rep. Darrell Issa

By Cathy Burke | www.newsmax.com

Liberal activist Jane Fonda and other high-wattage Hollywood celebrities are reportedly digging deep to unseat veteran GOP California Rep. Darrell Issa in next year’s midterm election.

Fonda — infamously dubbed “Hanoi Jane” for her controversial 1972 visit to North Vietnam — gave $100,000 to “Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action,” which recently registered as a political committee to defeat Issa, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Issa has held California’s 49th congressional district seat — home to Camp Pendleton, where nearly 100,000 Marines are stationed — since 2001.

Comedian Bill Maher — who had Issa as a guest on his show twice — gave $15,000 for the effort, the news outlet noted. Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio forked over $2,500 — as did former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. — and actor Ted Danson donated $1,500, the Union-Tribune reported.

Comedian Jay Leno also contributed $2,500 through his JDM Foundation, an organization that Leno funds along with contributions from auto-racing companies, the Union-Tribune reported…read more