2008 Democratic Candidates Tap Hollywood Cash

Pauly Shore, the comedian adept at surfer-speak, most famous for his successful MTV show "Totally Pauly" show and movie "Encino Man," donated $1,000 to Clinton's campaign in the second quarter.

Republicans Largely Left Off Hollywood Money Train

Hollywood usually bestows riches on Democratic candidates, but Republican candidate and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani received $4,600 from actress Melissa Gilbert, best known from her days starring on "Little House on the Prairie."

Giuliani also received $1,000 from actor Tony Sirico, who played mobster Paulie Walnuts on "The Sopranos." In the first quarter, Giuliani received money from Kelsey Grammer, $2,100 from Adam Sandler and $750 from Ben Stein.

Lehane says the amount of donations from Hollywood suggests the industry is paying attention to an election filled with many different characters as candidates.

However, he warns not to read too much into Hollywood stars maxing out their contributions on various candidates. While it shows an interest for change in Washington, Lehane argues the money is just a drop in the bucket for the rich and famous.

"As crazy as this may sound, a $2,300 contribution is what folks will spend on a dinner out in L.A.," said Lehane. "While the contributions are significant, that's what they all spend on going out for an evening."

ABC News' Teddy Davis, Jan Simmonds and Leslie Shirk contributed to this report.

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