A politician fighting an uphill battle in a election has a tough time finding financial supporters, while front-runners have the donors lining up, checkbooks in hand. It seems that super-developer Donald Trump also likes the no-risk investment when he is supporting political candidates. Congressional Quarterly's Insight Newsletter reports that in the 1989-90 campaign cycle, Trump contributed to the campaigns of 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans.

Among the beneficiaries of his largess are House Speaker Tom Foley and Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole -- no high-risk investment here. Of the senators up this time he wrote checks to -- Howell Heflin, Mitch McConnell, Bill Cohen, Phil Gramm and Rudy Boschwitz -- only McConnell and Heflin have slightly threatened postions. Wife Ivana apparently is more of a risk-taker (which is probably not surprising since she did marry Donald). Ivana contributed $2,000 to Sen. Larry Pressler, who Democrats say is the most vulnerable Republican candidate in 1990.

Michael Jackson Hospitalized

Pop superstar Michael Jackson was admitted to a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital emergency room last night complaining of chest pains, officials said.

Jackson, 31, was in stable condition and undergoing tests, according to a statement issued by St. John's Hospital and Health Center spokeswoman Paulette Weir and Jackson spokesman Bob Jones.

No further details were released.

St. John's is the same hospital where Elizabeth Taylor, a friend of Jackson's, is recovering from a near-fatal bout with pneumonia.

Out and About

Leonard E.B. Andrews, the former publisher who once owned Andrew Wyeth's famed "Helga" paintings, was married in suburban Maryland last month to Patsy Pope, a San Francisco art collector. A self-made millionaire, Andrews brought his collection, "Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures," for a special show at the National Gallery of Art in 1987. It later toured the country and he sold the collection last year for a reported $40 million. The whirlwind romance and wedding -- the couple had met only two weeks earlier in Europe according to the San Francisco Chronicle -- may come as a disappointment to several women around town whom Andrews had been dating. He has a home here and in Philadelphia ...

Royal Watch: While most everyone else was excited about the Gorbachev visit, Fergie flew into New York Friday. She visited the Museum of Modern Art and spent the weekend in Connecticut with her mother and stepfather Susan and Hector Barrantes. Prince Andrew is expected to arrive in the country today to join his wife ...

Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society" is still picking up honors. It was named Best Foreign Film this weekend at the David of Donatello awards, Italy's version of the Academy Awards. Jessica Tandy, who won an Oscar for her role in "Driving Miss Daisy," also won Best Actress in a Foreign Film at the Rome ceremonies. Woody Allen picked up the Best Foreign Screenplay prize for "Crimes and Misdemeanors" ...

Not every journalist in Minneapolis was following the travels of Mikhail Gorbachev yesterday. In fact, one of them -- Washington Post Deputy Style Editor Ellen Edwards -- was terrified that Gorbachev & Co. might snarl airport traffic and congest the streets in her hometown on the day she married Washington lawyer John Villa of Williams and Connolly (a date planned months before Gorbachev announced his intentions). But except for the weather, which was windy and drizzly, everything proceeded smoothly ...