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Will Ferrell Among Celebrity Supporters of Bernie Sanders

Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Piven are among the artists and musicians endorsing the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Sanders’ campaign released a list of 128 names lined up for his candidacy, a move that has traditionally been a way to convey a sense of momentum. The campaign said that the list “includes 128 critically acclaimed men and women who want to see a more progressive America and are willing to work towards it.” They also include names like Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jackson Browne and Margaret Cho.

It also may be meant as a counter to Hillary Clinton’s ability to draw a heavy number of Hollywood elite. Campaigns are facing a Sept. 30 deadline for the next finance reporting period, and are under pressure to show that they are on the upswing when it comes to drawing donors.

In a statement released by the Sanders campaign, writer-director Adam McKay said, “As artists and citizens, we believe it is time for government to once again represent the people and not just big money. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate speaking against the wide spread legalized corruption that has handed our government to billionaires, large corporations and banks.”

The campaign also noted that it has drawn support from some figures who have never endorsed before.

“Right now there is a shift of the generations,” rapper Lil B said. “Honesty and being in touch with the common man and woman is key. This is where Bernie Sanders comes to mind with his essence and truth.”

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