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Ten Unlikely Celebrities Who've Endorsed Republican Candidates

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With news today that Mitt Romney barely eked out a win over Rick Santorum in his native Michigan, we wonder what would've happened had Romney not recruited fellow Michigander (and supporter) Kid Rock to boost morale?  Kid Rock, who publicly endorsed Romney during a rally the other day, joins several other unlikely celebs who've pitched their tents in the Republican camp.  Ahead of Super Tuesday, we've rounded up the ten most unlikely celebrity endorsements, based both on whom the celebrity is and whom they endorsed (for instance, we've included well-known Republican Kelsey Grammer for his endorsement of the DOA Michele Bachmann campaign but we've kept Chuck Norris' endorsement of Newt Gingrich off the list because, well, that's not so surprising).   


Screen shot 2012-02-28 at 11.50.23 AM.png1. Cindy Crawford Endorsed Mitt Romney
The supermodel appeared in a video demonstrating how to use Romney's fundraising software [Ed. note: What?].


Screen shot 2012-02-28 at 12.00.08 PM.png2. Dean Cain Endorsed Rick Perry
The former Superman actor told Fox News, "I undoubtedly like Rick Perry."


Screen shot 2012-02-28 at 12.59.52 PM.png3. Kelly Clarkson Endorsed Ron Paul
Clarkson recently took a lot of heat when she Tweeted, "I love Ron Paul."


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4. Kelsey Grammer Endorsed Michele Bachmann
Like Crawford, the Frasier star also contributed his star wattage to a campaign video, this time for Bachmann's "Troopathon" fundraiser.


Screen shot 2012-02-28 at 12.14.41 PM.png5. Rapper Prodigy Endorsed Ron Paul
The rapper said of Ron Paul
"I love what he represents. I read his books while I was locked up, End the Fed, and all that. I would like to see [him win the presidential election] because I would like to see him shake things up a little bit. I like that type of shit."


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6. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Endorsed Rick Santorum
Mustaine said of the candidate, "
Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable."  But, in one of many instances of celebrity back-tracking, Mustaine alleged he hadn't actually "endorsed" Santorum.  Whatever.


Screen shot 2012-02-28 at 12.30.57 PM.png7.Gene Simmons Endorsed Rick Perry
Simmons tweeted, "
The next president will be Gov Rick Perry...I've never been wrong." Oops.


Screen shot 2012-02-28 at 1.53.33 PM.png8. Snoop Dogg Endorsed Ron Paul
Though not an official endorsement, we're counting this because coming from Snoop, this is all a candidate could hope for.


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9. Gary Busey Endorsed Newt Gingrich
Busey said of Gingrich, "I've never met the guy but I know what he stands for" but, like Mustaine, rescinded his support a few days later.


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10. Juliette Lewis Endorsed Ron Paul
The actress/singer tweeted,
"Let me be clear I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN or a Democrat even.  But I like #RonPaul #PresidentPaul. He is anti DefenseAct and 4ConstitutionRights."



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