The McCain-Palin campaign Wednesday announced the endorsement of popular Mexican soap opera star Eduardo Verastegui.
Best known for his starring roles in the 2006 movie Bella and other Mexican soap operas, Verastegui was voted by People en Español as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world. He has made appearances in the popular TV series, Charmed, as Mr. Right, and in Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny" video and her new perfume commercials.
"John McCain is the only candidate for president that shares my values of life," Verastegui said. "He truly recognizes that we are all God's children. John McCain is someone we can trust to do what is right and follow through on what he says -- as opposed to Barack Obama, who does not share our traditional values of defending innocent life and the sanctity of marriage. Obama has proven this time and time again.
"During his personal experience as a POW in Vietnam, McCain renewed and strengthened his faith," said Verastegui. "And early this year in the heat of a political battle, he had the courage to stand against his own party and support comprehensive immigration reform. His resolve serves as a reminder to us all that we must vote our values and our conscience, and not vote simply by party.
"We can't afford a president who lacks experience and judgment and would stand for values that are out of step with the Hispanic community and this country," the Latino star said. "Although I seldom thrust myself into political campaigns, I recognize the stakes and that it's most important that we put our values first and support John McCain."
Verastegui, a devout Roman Catholic who attends Mass daily, said he will talk about his values and announce his endorsement of John McCain during his Values Tour through Colorado. The actor will also hold a series of private events and meetings to drum up support for John McCain and Sarah Palin in the Hispanic and faith-based communities.
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