CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: As Election 2012 nears, Hollywood Republicans are braving the limelight

Christian Science Monitors

Christian Science Monitor

LOS ANGELES – It’s been a long time since it was considered cool to be conservative in Hollywood – try since the days of Louis B. Mayer, or maybe early Jimmy Stewart.

But these days, with so much grumbling over everything from President Obama’s lack of support for two anti-piracy bills to a still-fragile economy, right-wing sympathizers are easing, if only a tad, into sight.

These days, Republicans from every strata of the industry can be seen at monthly gatherings of groups such as Hollywood Republicans or Friends of Abe (that’s Lincoln), with routine attendance numbers ranging from 50 to over a thousand.

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