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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Pat Boone gets involved in Va. politics. Yes, that Pat Boone.

We already saw Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton come to the state for Virginia’s off-year elections.

Look who’s getting involved now: Pat Boone.

You know Boone, the legendary entertainer in the trademark white bucks who sold more than 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 movies.

He’s 76, but still involved in Republican politics.

The singer spoke Wednesday in support of Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), who is in a tough reelection fight against House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong (D-Henry) in Southside Virginia.

Boone, now also spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, a national nonpartisan senior citizen group, announced that Poindexter had received the group’s Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award.

“I’m still singing at concerts, but today I am singing the praises of Charles Poindexter,” Boone said.

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