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Hillary Clinton’s 3am Girl Supports Obama

by | 9th, March 2008

hillary.jpgTHE girl in Hillary Clinton’s 3 a.m. advert is an Obama supporter.

The first girl in the ad is young Casey Knowles. It’s stock footage from eight years ago when she worked as a TV extra – footage owned now by Getty Images and used by the Clinton campaign.

But they couldn’t have picked a more unwilling star.

“It’s really sort of ironic that my image would be used to advocate for Hillary when I myself do not,” said Casey.

She may only be 17, but Casey has some very strong political opinions. She turns 18 – legal voting age – in April, in plenty of time before the general election.

“It’s perfect timing because I have a candidate that I really identify with,” she said.

“I’ve been campaigning for Barack Obama for a few months now,” she said. “I was actually a precinct captain at the caucuses a few months ago. I attended his rally a few months ago and I’m a very, very avid supporter.”

Says Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe: “We think that the young actress in that stock footage who’s now supporting us has got sound judgment as to who the strongest commander in chief would be.”

As Jamie Wearing asks: “Now with the clocks moving ahead tonight, does this mean a fully made-up Hillary will be getting calls at 4 a.m.?”

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