Would You Vote for a Celebrity?

Geraldine Sealey

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Ashley Judd, actress-turned-humanitarian-turned-Harvard grad, is just the latest Hollywood type contemplating a run for political office. (In case you missed it, she's being talked about as a candidate for Senate in Kentucky — and at least one poll suggests that she would be a tough contender.)

How much impact does celebrity have on your vote? Would a candidate's celeb status make you more likely to vote for her or him, less likely, or does it make no difference to you at all?

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Rebecca Shapiro is Marie Claire's senior editor. She previously worked at The Huffington Post and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where she bonded with the wee early hours and Starbucks extra hot red eye lattes. She also possesses a totally reasonable hatred for umbrellas.

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