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Demi Lovato Is Confident in Hillary Clinton, Shows Support at Rally in Iowa

by Desiree Murphy 10:18 AM PST, January 22, 2016
Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Demi Lovato is the latest celebrity to join Hillary Clinton's campaign squad.

In an effort to help get millennials on board, the 23-year-old singer showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate at a rally at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday.

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"I don't think there's a woman more confident than Hillary Clinton," Lovato explained to the audience of nearly 2,000 predominantly young females after performing her hit song, "Confident." "Now it's time that we celebrate the real superstar that's here today."

"I couldn't be more thrilled to be here in support of her," Lovato continued, before welcoming Clinton, 68, to the stage. "The person that is about to walk on this stage, not only am I voting for because of her beliefs, her strength and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment. Last, but not least, I am voting for her because I truly believe that there is nobody more qualified to run this country -- our country -- than our Secretary of State."

Before Lovato performed two more hits, Clinton thanked the pop star for being "brave" and "confident" in being vocal about her past struggles with mental health and substance abuse, two issues Clinton has made central to her campaign agenda.

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"She is using her voice, not only to sing and inspire us through that, she is using her voice to reach out to so many people who need a little of help themselves, who have some challenges," Clinton shared. "She is determined to help people find their way through and I appreciate that."

"Demi, you have been just an extraordinary example for so many in the way that you have talked about issues that people find sometimes hard to talk about," Clinton added. "You've given hope and positive reinforcement to so many. I'm thrilled you're here, lending your voice and your example to our efforts to get people to get out and caucus on Feb. 1st."

Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan was also in attendance, later sharing a photo of her and Lovato on Instagram.

The beautiful and talented @ddlovato campaigning for @hillaryclinton #HillSquad #ImWithHer

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Lovato also took to social media on Friday, telling her 33.5 million fans on Twitter to look out for pics from the event.

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"Love you tons Iowa... Will post pics ASAP!! #ImWithHer @HillaryClinton @HillaryforIA," she wrote.

Lovato's support follows the campaign efforts of other young female A-listers, including Girls actress Lena Dunham, soccer player Abby Wambach and pop star Katy Perry. Press play on the video below to hear more.

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