Dems Vie for Stars' Support

Obama, Clinton seek star power, cash
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2008 12:11 PM CST
Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey wave to the crowd at the end of a campaign rally. Both Obama and Hillary Clinton are actively recruiting more Hollywood support. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Democratic frontrunners Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are actively recruiting an army of Hollywood stars to help on the campaign trail. The LA Times runs down the supporting casts: Besides Oprah Winfrey, Obama has the support of George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry. Clinton's star backers include Magic Johnson, Steven Spielberg, and Rob Reiner.

Martin Sheen, aka Josiah Bartlet, has yet to pick a new candidate now that his choice, Bill Richardson, is out of the race. And Republican candidates also have their star supporters. Mike Huckabee is seen so often with Chuck Norris his campaign has been called "The Huck and  Chuck Show." John McCain packs Hollywood power, too: Wilford Brimley's a supporter.