Celebrities - Democrats or Republicans?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, December 29, 2011

40 of 42: Patricia Heaton is a registered Republican and supports several pro-life groups and causes. The actress, who is best known for her roles on 'The Middle' and for portraying Ray Romano's wife on 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' was raised a devout Roman Catholic.

Prior to the 2008 Presidential Election, Heaton noted that people in Hollywood often assumed everyone they work with is a like-minded liberal, but was forced to remind them that she was a Republican when anyone spoke ill of John McCain or Sarah Palin.

'That's what you have to do in our town,' she told Reuters at the time.

(Pictured: Patricia Heaton appears in a promotional photo for 'The Middle.') (ABC)