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Good question: Do celeb endorsements make a difference?

Larry Jacobs weighs in on the influence professional athletes may have during election season.

"I think the impact of the football players, and now Seimone Augustus coming out on the gay marriage amendment is likely to raise the attention and the turnout of a lot of voters," Jacobs said. "But with Augustus stepping in and Kluwe from the Vikings, it's creating a stir that may actually motivate some conservative Republicans, who are saying, 'I disagree with that, and I am going to turn out and vote now.'"

WCCO-TV
October 16, 2012

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