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Zeta-Jones helps Clooney's dad's campaign

Kentucky Democrat Nick Clooney aims for House

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is among the celebrities contributing to Kentucky Democrat Nick Clooney's campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, soon to be seen on the big screen with George Clooney in "Ocean's Twelve," is spending some of her movie paycheck to help Clooney's dad in politics.

Zeta-Jones along with actors Warren Beatty and Red Buttons and singer Nancy Sinatra are the latest celebrities to contribute to the congressional campaign of Democrat Nick Clooney, father of George and brother of the late singer-actress Rosemary Clooney.

The donations were found on the Kentucky Democrat's fund-raising report for the period April 29 to June 30 that he filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Nick Clooney, who has raised about $825,000, had slightly more than $600,000 cash on hand.

His Republican opponent, Geoff Davis, reported about $720,000 cash on hand at the end of last month. Davis has raised nearly $1.5 million, though that included a $150,000 loan he made to his own campaign.

The two candidates are vying to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Ken Lucas, who represents a district that snakes along the Ohio river and includes much of the northern Kentucky suburbs near Cincinnati.

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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