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Billionaire developer Rick Caruso has received an outpouring of celebrity endorsements in his bid for mayor of Los Angeles.
Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the many celebrities who have endorsed the public figure and former Republican.
Paltrow is Caruso’s longtime friend and Brentwood’s neighbor. She made an official endorsement video which Caruso tweeted.
“LA is going through a tough time right now and we really need a leader who can come through and has the strength to solve some really tough issues,” she said of Caruso in the clip.
Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram Story, which reaches 316 million people, to show her support for Caruso.
“I recently met Rick Caruso, candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, and I don’t usually support anyone in politics,” she said. “When it comes to my hometown and there are people there who can really make a difference, I think he can really help with crime in our city, which is such a big problem.”
She said tackling homelessness was a major issue, saying she believed Caruso could “provide a better path to a better life for homeless people in California and Los Angeles.”
“I really believe in what he stands for, and I was super inspired by him and I really believe in him,” she added, urging her followers to vote for him.
Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, also showed her support for Caruso.
Rapper Snoop Dogg said Caruso has his support. Snoop said KTTV that he wants a mayor who does not want to talk about it, but who has to “talk about it”.
He highlighted Caruso’s support for local Watts activist “Sweet Alice” Harris.
Singer Katy Perry and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted their support for Caruso.
“Los Angeles is lucky to have someone like Rick Caruso running for mayor,” Musk said. “It is awesome.”
Caruso also earned the endorsement of Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.