We're finally in the home stretch of the 2012 Presidential election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. We don't know who will pull out the "W" in November, but we do know the candidates are pulling out all the stops to attract the voters.
Of course, many of the voters they want to impress are celebrities. Check out which celebrities the candidates like… you might be surprised.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
It's safe to say Beyonce and Jay-Z prefer Obama over Romney. Of course, the feeling is mutual. The first couple of hip hop hosted a $4000-a-plate fundraiser for Obama in September - and the President was there.
"To Jay and Bey, thank you for your friendship," Obama said after taking the stage. He also added a little anecdote about the similarities between them.
"Jay knows what my life is like. We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are," he joked.
Believe it or not, Romney is a huge fan of the pint-sized "Jersey Shore" star.
"I'm kind of a Snooki fan," he told Kelly Rips and Michael Strahan on Sept. 17. "Look how tiny she's gotten. She's lost weight. She's energetic. Just her spark-plug personality is kind of fun."
Fans freaked when Nicki Minaj wrapped about her support of Romney in a song.
"I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney," she wrapped on Lil Wayne's new mixtape. "You lazy b*****s are f*****g up the economy."
Sounds like an endorsement, right? Obama wasn't so sure.
"I'm not sure that's actually what happened," he said when asked about the rap. "I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don't know what's going on there."
He nailed it, judging from Minaj's response.
"Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do... *sends love & support* @barackobama," she tweeted.
"Dirty Jobs" star Mike Rowe appeared with Romney at a rally in Ohio to support new jobs and blue collar work - and it's easy to see that Romney is a fan.
"Mike Rowe, as you know, is - well, he's a guy who has made a name for himself by doing things other people don't want to do - really ugly, dirty jobs, like standing with a politician," he joked to the crowd.
Rowe stopped short of endorsing the GOP candidate, though.
"He's not here to endorse me," Romney added, "he's here to talk about his ideas about how to help America create more jobs."
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