Friends of Hill: Clinton Racks Up More Endorsements

Friends of Hill: Clinton Racks Up More Endorsements

Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and Rep. Clyburn stump for Hllary.

Published February 21, 2016

Younger voters may be Feeling the Bern, but celebrities are still Hot for Hillary.

The Democratic presidential candidate added a lot more star power support to her already extensive list of A-list supporters this weekend. Morgan Freeman and Will Farrell officially joined Team Hillary, joining Kerry Washington, Magic Johnson and Lena Dunham, to name a few who have publicly showed their support for Clinton.

This past Friday, Clinton tweeted a video of Will Ferrell urging Nevada to vote in the Democratic Caucases along with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Ferrell walks around telling people to “Caucus for Hillary!” and reminds them, “11am guys! Pass the word!” The Get Hard star was previously backing Bernie Sanders, but now seems to be fully on board with Hillary. He even donated to her campaign and is co-hosting a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Monday.

Also on Friday, Clinton’s campaign released their new ad, featuring the Voice of God, aka Morgan Freeman. The ad depicts Hillary through the years and her interactions with the American people. “Her life’s work has been about breaking barriers and so would her presidency,” Freeman narrates. “She understands that our country can’t reach its potential unless we all do.”

On a less star-studded, but at least as important note, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn announced his endorsement for Clinton on Friday during a press conference. Clyburn is the highest-ranking African American in Congress and while he has worked with both Sanders and Clinton, but clearly believes she is the better choice for Commander in Chief. “I learned a long time ago that Hillary Clinton is a fighter and that's what we need in our next president,” he said in a statement. Clyburn seems very optimistic of what Hillary can do for the African American community. “Hillary Clinton is far and away the best choice to reform our criminal justice system and restore the Voting Rights Act to its rightful place,” he added.

Not a great look for Sanders, who has been working hard to court the Black vote. But if the past few weeks have taught us anything, it's still anybody's game.

(Photos from left: Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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