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    The race is on for 2016 presidential candidates. A wide field of 22 hopefuls -- 17 Republicans and five Democrats (Vice President Joe Biden is anticipated to make six) -- are busy vying for campaign donations.

    Many traditional big-time celebrity political donors have not yet made a contribution in 2015. For instance, nothing from actor Morgan Freeman so far. Freeman was the third-largest celebrity contributor in the 2012 election cycle, with more than $1 million given to Hillary Clinton's Priorities USA Action super PAC. And actor husband-and-wife team Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the seventh-largest celebrity donors that cycle ($173,231 to Democrats) are also yet to contribute.

    But a few others have already picked their candidate favorites in the 2016 presidential race.

    Here are ten of the biggest celebrities that have already donated in 2015...

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These 2016 Presidential Candidates Are Already Raking in Celebrity Donations

Election

The race is on for 2016 presidential candidates. A wide field of 22 hopefuls -- 17 Republicans and five Democrats (Vice President Joe Biden is anticipated to make six) -- are busy vying for campaign donations.

Many traditional big-time celebrity political donors have not yet made a contribution in 2015. For instance, nothing from actor Morgan Freeman so far. Freeman was the third-largest celebrity contributor in the 2012 election cycle, with more than $1 million given to Hillary Clinton's Priorities USA Action super PAC. And actor husband-and-wife team Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the seventh-largest celebrity donors that cycle ($173,231 to Democrats) are also yet to contribute.

But a few others have already picked their candidate favorites in the 2016 presidential race.

Here are ten of the biggest celebrities that have already donated in 2015...