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Celebrities Elevating Candidates' Profiles

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Celebrities Elevating Candidates' Profiles

Celebrities Elevating Candidates' Profiles

Celebrities Elevating Candidates' Profiles

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As we approach the South Carolina Democratic primary tomorrow, we take a look at how celebrities sway voters.

An unprecedented number of African-American stars have been speaking out for their candidates of choice.

Among them: actors Kerry Washington and Chris Tucker in support of Sen. Obama; actress Victoria Rowell, who is backing Sen. Clinton; and actor Danny Glover, who has hit the campaign trail for Sen. Edwards.

Farai Chideya talks to each of them, assessing the power of celebrity in presidential politics.