Celebs stump for Obama

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A flurry of A(ish) list of celebrities have recently made cameo appearances on campus to stump on behalf of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Chad Coleman, Deirdre Lovejoy, and Jamie Hector from HBO's TV drama The Wire mixed and mingled with students Monday on the Main Quad, conveniently positioning themselves near the early voting site in the West Union Building.

Edie Falco, who plays Carmela on The Sopranos, followed suit Tuesday, also appearing on Main West to usher in last-minute voters and making an eleventh hour appeal for their candidate.

Today, actress and two-time Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd, best-known for her roles in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Double Jeopardy and Someone Like You, as well as Valerie Biden-Owens, sister of Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Congressman David Price appeared on the Plaza, drawing the biggest crowd out of the three events.

The relatively low turnouts at these mini-rallies may be an indication that voters are suffering from the symptoms of campaign fatigue, brought on by an unusually long and arduous election season. Check out Emma Miller's full coverage of the event in tomorrow's Chronicle.

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