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Who's backing whom in US race

The presidential candidates have been eagerly seeking endorsements from popular celebrities and influential politicians.

The BBC News website takes a look at some of the famous supporters the candidates have attracted, and what their endorsers have said about them.


Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama
Ms Winfrey was a prominent early supporter of Mr Obama

Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
George Clooney, actor
Scarlett Johannson, actress
Robert De Niro, actor
Tom Hanks, actor
Matt Damon, actor
Halle Berry, actress
Bruce Springsteen, musician
Warren Buffet, business leader
Eric Schmidt, CEO Google
Notable politicians
Gen Colin Powell
Scott McClellan, ex-Bush aide

Washington Post
New York Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun-Times
Los Angeles Times
Miami Herald

"We need a president who can bring us all together. I know [Barack Obama] is the one."
Oprah Winfrey

"He's a pretty smart guy. I'm sure he could learn how to [run Google]."
Google CEO Eric Schmidt

"Few people in my lifetime, that I've heard speak made me want to get up and do something - I don't want to hurt him by saying that!"
George Clooney


John McCain and Joe Lieberman at the Republican National Convention
Senator Lieberman (right) spoke at the Republican National Convention

Sylvester Stallone, actor
Clint Eastwood, actor
Robert Duvall, actor
Joe Gibbs, football coach
Gary Sinise, actor
John Rich, singer
Heidi Montag, reality TV star

Notable politicians
Senator Joe Lieberman

New York Post
Boston Herald
Dallas Morning News
New Hampshire Union Leader

"We're all just a-raisin' McCain."
John Rich

"I like McCain a lot. A lot."
Sylvester Stallone

"Let's put the United States first again, and John McCain is the man as president who will help us do that."
Joe Lieberman

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