Liz Taylor gives Hillary Clinton campaign $2,100
Friday, January 26, 2007; 8:35 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Elizabeth Taylor likes the way Hillary Rodham Clinton thinks and that is worth a check for $2,100.
While the rest of Hollywood starts to choose sides in the 2008 U.S. presidential race, Taylor has already picked the New York Democratic senator as her favorite candidate and written her a check for the campaign.
In a statement released on Thursday, the actress said, "I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that.
"I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics."
Taylor's spokesman Dick Guttman said the campaign donation was $2,100, the legal limit an individual can give in a primary campaign. Initially the spokesman had said Taylor gave $100,000, but he said that was an incorrect figure based on misinformation.
Taylor, 74, is one of Hollywood's leading AIDS activists and supporters of liberal causes.
With the fight for the presidential nominations of both parties just starting, Hollywood -- a key center for fund raising and celebrity -- is still choosing sides. Some former key supporters of the senator and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are showing interest in Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.