Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has already opened his checkbook for Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY.
FEC records show that Weinstein donated $2,600 to Grimes last month for her general election campaign, and in February he donated $2,600 for her primary campaign. Weinstein also was one of President Barack Obama’s top campaign bundlers and frequently maxes out donations to the Democratic party.
Grimes has tried to portray herself as a pro-gun candidate in Kentucky, boasting that she has a membership with the National Rifle Association. She has even offered to go shooting with McConnell and posted photos of herself holding a gun.
It appears that Weinstein sees through the mirage, donating to a Democratic candidate that would likely vote against the NRA if elected to the Senate.
Earlier this year, Weinstein vowed to target the National Rifle Association with an anti-gun movie starring Meryl Streep.
“They’re going to wish they weren’t alive when I’m done with them,” Weinstein boasted during an interview with Howard Stern in January.
The Hollywood executive has profited heavily from movies that glorify gun violence.
“I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it. The NRA is a disaster area,” he said during the interview.