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Tony Goldwyn of “Scandal” makes the case for a President Hillary Clinton

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Actor Tony Goldwyn visited Athens on Sunday afternoon to express his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s “Scandal, addressed a small group of local political activists in the driveway of a Graham Drive home, encouraging them to continue getting people to vote early and sharing his personal reasons for supporting Clinton.

Goldwyn said one thing that has impressed him throughout his travels to support Clinton has been the grassroots efforts of people across the country.

“This has renewed my faith in our system, because I’ve seen how when people get active at a neighborhood level, at a community level, that really is how profound change happens,” Goldwyn said. “If people don’t do that, the system does not work.”

Many of his reasons for supporting Clinton are based around his hopes for the future, such as potentially creating a Democratic majority in the Supreme Court, as well as his belief that Clinton has been a strong activist, a point that caught his attention in the early ‘90s. Goldwyn said he has spent an extensive amount of time researching Clinton’s career and has gotten to know her personally.

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Ellen Bardash

Ellen Bardash is the editor for The New Political’s city section and has previously worked as the state editor. She is a junior at Ohio University majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish. Ellen also works as a writer for The Black Sheep at OU and as a freelancer for The Athens News. Previously, she has written for College Magazine and held an internship with High Paw Media. In the small amount of time she isn’t writing something or thinking about budgets, she plays trombone in the Ohio University Marching 110. Follow Ellen on Twitter @ellenbardash

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