Celebrity Political Endorsements

Political candidates are calling for reinforcements, celebrity reinforcements, that is. Take a look at some high-profile celebrities and discover who they have endorsed in this presidential election year.

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Comedian Jeff Foxworthy endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign stop at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mobile, Alabams. Click to see who your fav celebrity endorsed this election year.
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Donald Trump, the famous real-estate mogul and star of NBC's hit reality show "The Apprentice," endorsed Mitt Romney. “ "It is my honor, real honor, and privilege to endorse Mitt." Trump said.
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Supermodel Cindy Crawford helped out Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with his $10.25 million fundraising telethon Politico reported. In 2008 the 45-year-old Crawford supported Obama.
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“Before a packed crowd of more than 1000 supporters, presidential candidate Mitt Romney accepted the endorsement of Kid Rock at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Kid Rock and band performed his anthem "Born Free," which has become the Romney campaign theme.”
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I love Ron Paul," Rapper Prodigy has said. "I love what he represents. I read his books while I was locked up. I would like to see him win because I would like to see him shake things up a little bit."
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Ron Paul may be a 76-year-old Republican presidential candidate but young film star Vince Vaughn and Paul are good friends. Vaughn introduced Paul at the Liberty Political Action Conference in Reno, Nevada last year. And continues to be a big supporter of Paul and his son.
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One day after Kelly Clarkson announced her support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Twitter, sales of the pop singers most recent album surged. Clarkson wrote on Twitter that if the libertarian candidate "wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote."
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Tony Perkins and James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, have announced their support for Rick Santorum. Both leaders said they were compelled to do so by Santorum's strong focus on social conservative issues.
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Rick Santorum sponsored Tony Raines’s No. 26 Ford Fusion in the legendary Daytona 500. Santorum said “I talked to driver Tony Raines and told him that since he’s starting at the back of the pack in the 21st row, I said, you know, let’s use the Santorum strategy."
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The Duggar family appeared at an event for presidential candidate Rick Santorum, and in an interview, Jim Bob and wife Michelle have opened up about why they are supporting him. "We want a man that honors God to lead our nation" they said.
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Actor and politician Fred Thompson, who made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, endorsed Newt Gingrich on the "Hannity" show. "Newt Gingrich is the guy who can articulate what America is all about."
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In December, Gary Busey announced his endorsement of Newt Gingrich but days later, he withdrew his support, saying, “It is not time for me to be endorsing anyone at this time! When there are the two final candidates, then I will endorse.”
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Newt Gingrich received an endorsement from Todd Palin, former Iron Dog champ and husband of the former governor, Sara Palin.
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Obama is the first candidate Oprah Winfrey has endorsed in her 25 year career. She's campaigned for him, with him and threw a celebrity fundraiser at her California home that collected an estimated $3 million.
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Tina Fey was an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton during the democratic primaries in 2008, but gave the Obama campaign a big boost during the general elections with her spot-on spoofs of Sarah Palin.
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Olivia Wilde campaigned for Obama in 2007 and 2008, and received a personal thank-you call from the President for her efforts. That’s all the motivation she needed to repeat her support in 2012.
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