New York Senator Hillary Clinton has become the clear favourite to take over as US president in 2008 after funding her upcoming campaign with cash from the likes of Tom Hanks, Bette Midler and Reese Witherspoon. According to a new Daily News report, more Hollywood celebrities are funding Clinton's campaign, with Hanks, Witherspoon, Midler, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock and Chevy Chase among those who have donated $1,000 (GBP550) or more to the cause. The popular Democrat has yet to officially announce she'll be running for office, but Hollywood seems to be counting on her becoming America's first female leader. Clinton isn't the only politician getting the financial support of Hollywood - according to the Daily News article, Dennis Hopper has donated $1,000 to war hero and Senator JOHN MCCAIN and Kelsey Grammer has swelled former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's potential campaign with a $5,000 (GBP2,800) donation.