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Obama Campaign’s List of Celebrity Surrogates

Here’s a prediction: The Obama re-election campaign’s list of celebrity surrogates — those who can go out on the trail to speak to various groups — will be longer than that of the Republican nominee.

The traditional lopsided split between Democrats and Republicans is likely to continue this cycle, but the Tennessean, which obtained the actual document, points out that not everyone on it has been approached yet. An Obama campaign spokeswoman told thae paper that even though many of the names already have appeared at reelection events, the list itself is still a “wish list.”

The full list is here. It’s long, and it crosses generations, particularly in music — Bruce Hornsby to Jay-Z, Bette Midler and cast members of “Glee.” Others are industry players, like Ari Emanuel and HBO’s Richard Plepler. And there seems to be considerable effort in reaching different demographic groups, like Latinos, with Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and George Lopez among those who are listed. But the surprise is probably that there are no real surprises. Perhaps that would come in the Romney list.


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