Which Candidates the Stars Take a Shine to

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By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Sunday, July 15, 2007

Paul Simon stumped across Iowa with Chris Dodd 10 days ago, marking the official start to the 2008 Celebrity Primary season; earlier Steven Spielberg endorsed Hillary Clinton, while his fellow Hollywood titan David Geffen shifted his support to Barack Obama. Here's the first in an occasional look at how the stars are coming out in the '08 presidential race:

* Jennifer Aniston: $2,300 contribution to Barack Obama.

* Hank Azaria ("Huff," voice of many "Simpsons" characters): Co-hosted an L.A. fundraiser for John Edwards.

* George Clooney: Vows support for Obama to Time magazine. ("I've actually had that conversation with him, just saying, 'Look, I'll give you whatever support you need -- including staying completely away from you.' ")

* Matt Damon: Also tells Time of his support for Obama. ("I think a lot of the problems in the world would be mitigated if he were the face of our country.")

* James Denton ("Desperate Housewives"): Will co-host a fundraiser for Edwards.

* "Babyface" Edmonds: Performed at a Clinton rally in D.C., along with "American Idol's" Katherine McPhee.

* Danny Glover: Stumped with Edwards in South Carolina, endorsed him. ("This is a campaign about real democracy.")

* Kelsey Grammer: $2,300 contribution to Rudy Giuliani.

* Casey Kasem (of "American Top 40"): $250 contribution to Dennis Kucinich.

* Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5: Declares to a Las Vegas radio station that Clinton is "a classy lady."

* Edward Norton: Tells Entertainment Weekly that Obama makes him "want to fight the good fights."


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