Olivia Wilde and A-List celebs helping her mother on the campaign trail

With the midterms just weeks away, a Democratic House candidate is getting some help from Hollywood.

"Vinyl" actress Olivia Wilde’s mother Leslie Cockburn is running for congress in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a former producer for "60 Minutes."

According to NBC News, the mother-daughter duo have been knocking on doors in the district alongside Wilde's partner, Jason Sudeikis, as well as Chris Long from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Congressional candidate in Virginia's 5th District Leslie Cockburn speaks onstage during Vanity Fair's Founders Fair at Spring Studios on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: (L-R) Congressional candidate in Virginia's 5th District Leslie Cockburn, Run for Something co-founder and executive director Amanda Litman, and Vanity Fairs Hive associate editor Claire Landsbaum speak onstage during Vanity Fair's Founders Fair at Spring Studios on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Congressional candidate in Virginia's 5th District Leslie Cockburn speaks onstage during Vanity Fair's Founders Fair at Spring Studios on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
UNITED STATES - November 11: Leslie Cockburn, candidate for Virginia's 5th Congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Roll Call at their D.C. office, November 11, 2017. (Photo by Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).
UNITED STATES - November 11: Leslie Cockburn, candidate for Virginia's 5th Congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Roll Call at their D.C. office, November 11, 2017. (Photo by Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).
UNITED STATES - November 11: Leslie Cockburn, candidate for Virginia's 5th Congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Roll Call at their D.C. office, November 11, 2017. (Photo by Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).
NEW YORK - MAY 02: Director Leslie Cockburn on stage at the premiere and panel discussion of 'American Casino' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at Directors Guild Theater on May 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK - MAY 02: Director Leslie Cockburn on stage at the premiere and panel discussion of 'American Casino' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at Directors Guild Theater on May 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Director Leslie Cockburn and daughter actress Olivia Wilde attend the premiere of 'American Casino' during the 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival at the AMC Village VII on April 26, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
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Wilde shared a photo from their weekend outing on Instagram.

"Canvassing is fun. Canvassing with your mom is also fun. Canvassing with your mom who is also the candidate is the FUNNEST. Go mama go! Thank you to everyone volunteering out there in Virginia’s 5th! This is a movement," she wrote. "Her opponent is against net neutrality, the ERA, and believes hunters should be able to shoot hibernating bears and wolves with cubs. He said preventing sexual assault begins with educating women. He’s owned by the Freedom Caucus, the Koch bros, and Paul Ryan’s PAC. He does not represent the awesome people in this district!"

Cockburn is running in a historically red district. According to a recent poll, the Republican candidate is leading in the race, but that hasn't stopped Cockburn from going full force.

Wilde told NBC that her mom is “fearless and tireless and determined and that is what it takes to succeed.”

Still Republicans have criticized Cockburn for bringing out Hollywood A-listers to support her, saying she is out of touch. 

Wilde fired back at the criticism, saying the party is panicked and her mom is gaining traction. 

"My mom is refusing all PAC money, and has grown a grassroots movement led by thousands of incredible volunteers and small donors," she added on Instagram "Stay strong, my friends!"

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Olivia Wilde helps bring the slogan 'America Runs On Dunkin' to life at the Home That Runs On Dunkin, powered by recycled coffee grounds, on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Dunkin' Donuts)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Olivia Wilde attends the Ninth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2018 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Olivia Wilde is seen arriving at Valentino fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 30, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Friday, September 21 included Olivia Wilde ('Life Itself'), Noah Centineo ('To All the Boys I've Loved Before' and 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser'), and musical guest Jungle. (Randy Holmes via Getty Images) OLIVIA WILDE
RICHMOND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Olivia Wilde attends the world premiere of the Audi e-tron electric SUV held at the Craneway Pavilion on September 17, 2018 in Richmond, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Audi)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'Life Itself' at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on September 13, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Actors Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde attend the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'Life Itself' at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on September 13, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Olivia Wilde attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival held at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Actress Olivia Wilde attends the 'Life Itself' premiere during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Juanito Aguil/WireImage)
Actress Olivia Wilde joins a discussion about how the Sustainable Development Goals have been integrated into the content of Thomas & Friends childrens television series, in New York, on September 7, 2018. Thomas & Friends have teamed up with the United Nations to teach families about the Sustainable Development Goals today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Olivia Wilde attends the opening night of the 'Humans' at the Ahmanson Theatre on June 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 18: Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Kodachrome' at ArcLight Cinemas on April 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Olivia Wilde speaks at March for Our Lives in Los Angeles, California on March 24, 2018. The march was organized in response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. Similar gun control rallies took place across the US. (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress & producer Olivia Wilde walks the red carpet at the SXSW Film premiere of 'A Vigilante' on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jim Bennett/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Olivia Wilde (L) and Jason Sudeikis attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Olivia Wilde attends the 11th Annual Celebration Of The 2018 Female Oscar Nominees Presented By Women In Film at Crustacean on March 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Olivia Wilde at Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala & GRAMMY Viewing Party at Red Studios on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Actor Olivia Wilde speaks onstage at 2018 Women's March Los Angeles at Pershing Square on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for The Women's March Los Angeles)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Olivia Wilde is seen on November 08, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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