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List of fictional United States Democrats

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The following is a list of fictional characters who have associated with the Democratic Party of the United States. The list can include television characters, film characters, literature characters, or fictional characters from any other medium.


Characters identified as Democrats

The following is a list of fictional television characters who were described as Democrats or who identified with the Democratic Party. This section is only intended to include fictional characters who explicitly identified as Democrats.


  • Bill McKay, Senate candidate played by Robert Redford, in The Candidate (1972) is a Democrat.
  • Barbara Baxley talks about the Kennedys in Nashville (1975).
  • Gore Vidal plays a Democratic Senator in Bob Roberts (1992).
  • Ethan Hawke steals McCain signs in Boyhood (2014).
  • Television

  • Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation was chosen by the Democratic National Committee to run for Governor of Indiana. She was also described on the show as having political views that were " the left of Leon Trotsky."
  • Diane Lockhart from The Good Wife expresses many Democratic views, and identifies as democrat.
  • Alicia Florrick and Peter Florrick from The Good Wife run for office as Democrats.
  • Grace Adler from Will & Grace – "I'm allergic to Bees and I'm a Democrat"
  • John Dorian from Scrubs – On the episode My Number One Doc", wore a shirt during a game of basketball which said "Ass Man" with the Democratic donkey
  • Shirley Feeney from Laverne & Shirley, when introduced to "Rhonda Lee, actress, model, dancer", replies "Shirley Feeney, Irish, Protestant, Democrat".
  • Lorelai Gilmore – Despite her parents being strict conservatives, she registered as a Democrat
  • Lindsay Fünke from Arrested Development is the self-described liberal member of the family.
  • Deandra Reynolds from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been described as a liberal by other characters.
  • Dennis Reynolds from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been described as a liberal by other characters.
  • Joe Quimby from The Simpsons ran for mayor as a Democrat in the episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts".
  • Judge Harry Stone from Night Court - In the episode "Prince of a Guy", he introduces himself as a registered Democrat.
  • David Palmer from 24 - In one episode, his wife mentions that he is running for President as a Democrat.
  • Lindsey Weir on Freaks and Geeks - Stated she is a Democrat and asked George H.W. Bush a critical question at her school
  • Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of Old Christine - founded her college's branch of the College Democrats
  • Lloyd Braun on Seinfeld - worked for David Dinkins, a Democratic mayor of New York City.
  • Karen Tyler on Wonderfalls is revealed to be a "closet Democrat" on the DVD commentary track, although she attends Republican gatherings with her husband and daughter.
  • Josiah Bartlet from The West Wing- Is the Democratic President and runs for re-election as one in season 3-4
  • Leo McGarry from the West Wing- Chief of Staff to the Democratic President
  • Josh Lyman - Deputy Chief of Staff to a Democratic President on The West Wing
  • Toby Ziegler - Communications director to a Democratic President on The West Wing
  • Sam Seaborn - Deputy Communications Director to a Democratic President on The West Wing
  • C.J. Cregg - Press Secretary to a Democratic President on The West Wing
  • Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce on M*A*S*H. Identified himself as a Democrat in a letter to President Harry S. Truman (also a Democrat).
  • Steven Keaton and Elyse Keaton on Family Ties. 1960's hippies and lifetime war protester. Politically at odds with their staunchly conservative Republican son, Alex P. Keaton.
  • Murray Klein on Archie Bunker's Place
  • Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives said to Felicia Tillman that she'd rather stay out of Utah, because it is too conservative, and said to Bree Hodge "You are such a Republican"
  • Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl have said things which would identify her with the Democratic Party, having spoken about a woman's right to choose, supporting her openly gay father and his life partner and became furious when her minion listed Sarah Palin as a powerful woman, something Blair hopes to become.
  • Terry Bates from American Dad!
  • Rebecca Bunch from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stated that she is liberal.
  • Dorothy Zbornak from The Golden Girls when Sophia said Dorothy had a Michael Dukakis bumper sticker covering a Walter Mondale bumper sticker.
  • Characters on The Wire

    On the show it is stated that Democrats outnumber Republicans in Baltimore, Maryland 9 to 1, causing the Democratic mayoral primary to be the city's most important election.

  • Tommy Carcetti [1]
  • Clarence Royce [2]
  • Tony Gray (ran in same primary as Carcetti and Royce)
  • Norman Wilson (Carcetti's deputy campaign manager)
  • Theresa D'Agostino (Carcetti's consultant, later went to work for the DCCC)
  • Coleman Parker (Royce's chief of staff)
  • Clay Davis (went to Democratic fundraiser in Season 2, supported Royce's re-election)
  • Odell Watkins (switched allegiance from Royce to Carcetti)
  • Stanislaus Valchek (Polish-American police major who commands Southeastern district and has suction with all important Democratic organizations in or around the district.)
  • Television

  • Tom Lennox from 24 endorsed David Palmer for President.
  • Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years worked on the McGovern campaign in 1972.
  • Penny from The Big Bang Theory wore a Hillary 2008 T-shirt in the episode "The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition."
  • Brian Griffin from Family Guy had a bumper sticker on his Toyota Prius that read "Kucinich '04".
  • Joe and Brian Hackett of Wings acknowledged in separate episodes having voted for Michael Dukakis in 1988.
  • Marge Simpson from The Simpsons supported Jimmy Carter and Governor Mary Bailey.
  • Homer Simpson, although supporting Republican Montgomery Burns for governor and Krusty the Clown for US Representative, most recently attempted to vote for Barack Obama in The Simpsons episode Treehouse of Horror XIX in 2008. (His vote accidentally went to John McCain because he was in a rigged voting machine that later ate him. Homer may be too stupid to have a political ideology).
  • Kyle Broflovski from South Park supported Giant Douche and he hates Cartman.
  • Michael Stivic of All in the Family donated money to the McGovern campaign.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Turner from The Fairly OddParents once had a bumper sticker that read "Clinton/Gore".
  • Richie Cunningham on Happy Days campaigned for Adlai Stevenson II in 1956.
  • Mary Richards from Mary Tyler Moore In her spare time she volunteered with her neighbor Phyllis in support of Democratic Party candidates.
  • Edith Bunker from All in the Family voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976.
  • Sylvia Rosenberg Fine from The Nanny owned a Vote Dukakis - banner.
  • Jim Walsh and Cindy Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 voted for Walter Mondale for in 1984. This stands to reason as the Walshes lived in Minnesota at the time, and Mondale was a United States Senator from Minnesota before becoming Vice President under Jimmy Carter.
  • Real Jennifer on The Pleasure Zone said she voted "Democrat straight down the line."
  • Randy Marsh on South Park spoke out against the Iraq War and supported Giant Douche in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008.
  • Susan Keats on Beverly Hills, 90210 worked on the Clinton/Gore campaign
  • Eric Camden on 7th Heaven backed Jimmy Carter in 1976.
  • Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls had a Michael Dukakis bumper sticker (covering a Walter Mondale bumper sticker) and planned to confront President George H.W. Bush when he visited Miami, but wound up tongue-tied upon meeting him face-to-face.
  • Milhouse Van Houten on The Simpsons becomes a senior White House aide for President Lisa Simpson, although this probably has more to do with his romantic interests than any ideological sympathy.
  • Bumblebee Man on The Simpsons attended a meeting of the Springfield Democratic Party.
  • Avril Ward in the "Bart vs. Australia" episode of The Simpsons was appointed United States Ambassador to Australia by President Bill Clinton.
  • Laurie Miller on Swingtown worked on the Jimmy Carter campaign in 1976.
  • Sandy Cohen on The O.C. worked on the Walter Mondale campaign in 1984.
  • Neil Roberts on The O.C. voted for John Kerry in 2004.
  • Chief Jack Mannion on The District was appointed the District of Columbia Chief of Police by Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams.
  • Super Dave Osborne on Jimmy Kimmel Live! spoke at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
  • Maude Findlay on Maude always voted for Democratic candidates.
  • Mary Anne Bailey (Tori Spelling) in the "The Time Has Come Today" episode of Beverly Hills 90210, campaigned for Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
  • Eddie Thundercloud on MadTV sought the Democratic Party nomination for President in 2008.
  • Eric Cartman on South Park stole swing state ballots for Barack Obama during the 2012 Presidential election.
  • A politician Whammy on Press Your Luck said "If elected, I will raise your taxes!".
  • Thomas Gavin on Rescue Me, says he voted for Obama when he first ran for office.


  • In Dogma, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob said that they were pro-choice when compared to the protesters at the abortion clinic after saving Bethany Slone (Linda Fiorentino).
  • Elizabeth Darko in the film Donnie Darko expresses support for the Democrats during the 1988 election. Her first line in the movie is "I'm voting for Dukakis."
  • Sheriff J.C. Connors (Ned Beatty) in White Lightning described himself as a conservative Democrat when he referred to the Nixon administration as a dictatorship that would send "long haired, smart aleck hippies" to Bogan County, and President Richard M. Nixon's policies as Communism.
  • Mason, Jr. in Boyhood. This was President Barack Obama's favorite film of 2014.
  • The Bower family in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band performed at the 1888 Democratic National Convention.
  • The Mayor (John Vernon) in Dirty Harry
  • Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) in Death Wish
  • Dr. Kathy Wahlund (Jane Lynch) in The Fugitive wears a button that reads "Hate is not a family value" seemingly defiant of the Republican Party ethos at that time.
  • Michael Malone (Kevin Farley) in An American Carol
  • President Andrew Sheppard (Michael Douglas) in The American President
  • Donald "Don" Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper) in Swing Vote
  • Sheila Hamilton (Eloise Hardt) in The Kentucky Fried Movie
  • Elizabeth Darko from Donnie Darko promised to vote for Michael Dukakis in 1988.
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  • Jeremy Duncan from Zits once said "The more I read about politics, the more I like what the Democrats are saying." However, his father once described Jeremy's anguish over his first pay check being taxed as "The birth of another Republican" so Jeremy could really be either a Democrat or Republican. It is also shown that there is an Obama/Biden bumper sticker in Jeremy's room. Once in a dream, Jeremy was shocked by his older self who stated that he would vote Republican here and there and then next thing he knew, he was wearing elastic-waisted pants and sporting a combover
  • Paul Benjamin in Death Wish
  • Monty Montahue from Monty backed John F. Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008.
  • President Kathy Alton in The Illuminati
  • Satchel Pooch from Get Fuzzy supported Kerry in 2004. Once when Bucky Katt threatened to post a photo-shopped picture of him hugging Obama, Satchel replied that he would love that. He also has a picture of him kissing a portrait ofDennis Kucinich on his Myspace page.
  • Wanda McaPherson from Baby Blues is said by her husband to have voted Democrat.
  • References

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