Will Ferrell ‘Berns’ Sanders, Stumps for Hillary in Nevada

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Will Ferrell no longer “feels the Bern.”

The 48-year-old actor-comedian appeared alongside former President Bill Clinton in Nevada on Saturday to urge residents to caucus for Hillary Clinton — despite being one of the earliest celebrity endorsers of her rival for the Democrat presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

On Saturday, Clinton’s campaign tweeted a short video of Ferrell asking Nevadans to “caucus for Hillary” ahead of the state’s nominating contest, a contest Clinton ultimately won by a narrow margin.

“It’s really important that everyone shows up to caucus,” the comedian tells Clinton supporters in the short clip. Ferrell is also seen sampling “amazing” chocolate custard frozen yogurt and reminding supporters of the 11 a.m. caucus start time.

Ferrell’s name was among those listed at Artists for Bernie, a coalition of more than 120 entertainment industry figures who are publicly supporting Sanders’s presidential run.

Ferrell’s name, which had been on the list since its release in September, has now disappeared and a spokesperson for Clinton’s campaign told CNN that the funnyman has donated to Clinton and will co-host a fundraiser for the former Secretary of State in Los Angeles on Monday.

Ferrell joins other celebrity Clinton supporters including Lena Dunham, Katy Perry, Elton John, Tom Hanks and Barbra Streisand, while Sanders has earned the support of some of the Hollywood community’s more progressive stars, including Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Silverman, Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Clinton edged Sanders in Nevada, 52.7% to 47.2%.


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