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Obama, Romney Turn To Star Power For Help

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File photo of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign event. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

File photo of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign event. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are turning to star power for help in the battleground state of Nevada.

Magic Johnson, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer and John Ratzenberger were among celebrities enlisted to drum up support for the candidates over the weekend.

Basketball legend Johnson and fashion model Kimora Lee Simmons turned out at a Saturday rally for Obama in Las Vegas sponsored by the Asian American Pacific Islanders of Nevada.

Also Saturday, actors Voight, Grammer and Ratzenberger joined Romney’s son, Josh, in the annual Nevada Day Parade in Carson City and appeared at a rally in Las Vegas.

In addition, U.S. Reps. Judy Chu and Mike Honda, both D-Calif., campaigned for Obama in Las Vegas, and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., visited Reno on behalf of Romney.

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