Celebrities not hard to find at Democratic National Convention

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Rosario Dawson says she's in Charlotte to promote her nonpartisan civics organization Voto Latino.



Charlotte, N.C. -- Walk the halls of the Time Warner Cable Arena at this week's Democratic National Convention and there's a good chance you'll see a celebrity.

Among those on hand: actors Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Fran Drescher, Rob Lowe, Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria, Richard Schiff and Kal Penn along with musicians Marc Anthony, will.i.am, MC Hammer, Jessica Sanchez and James Taylor just to name a few.

Some of the stars are at the DNC to support President Barack Obama in his re-election campaign. In fact, Longoria is co-chair of Obama's re-election campaign. But other stars are here for other reasons.

Dawson, for example, says she's in Charlotte to promote her nonpartisan civics organization Voto Latino.

Dawson says she attended the Republican National Convention in 2008 but couldn't make this year's convention in Tampa. She also says she doesn't reveal who she votes for, choosing instead to keep that private.

Schiff said he was at the convention to promote a new movie. The former West Wing actor when asked about Clint Eastwood's speech at last week's RNC said, "If he's embarrassed for himself then I feel bad. If he doesn't care then I'm fine. I mean I really felt for him more than anything. I just don't want to lessen who we think (or) how we think of him because he's such an icon, (a) titan in our industry."

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