Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill Helped Raise Clinton Cash

Mark Hamill poses for photographers upon arrival at the European premiere of the film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens ' in London, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

Hillary Clinton’s presidential war chest boasted a January haul of $130.4 million, thanks in part to A-list Hollywood luminaries like Mark Hamill, Goldie Hawn, Teri Hatcher, Alfre Woodard, and Chevy Chase, according to the latest FEC data calculated by Bloomberg.

Clinton’s cash came primarily from big-dollar donors, while contributions of $200 or less accounted for just $2.7 million of her January total.

The Clinton campaign released these positive fundraising figures hours after it narrowly eked out a victory over a surging Bernie Sanders in Nevada, 52.7 percent to 47.2 percent.

“Polls leading up to caucus day showed Sanders rising and the race becoming ever more slight in favor of Clinton,” Breitbart News reporter Michelle Moons wrote Saturday. “It is notable in this close race to consider that Clinton has been campaigning in Nevada since last April, while Sanders did not start campaigning until the fall, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.”

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