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Kerry Washington Campaigns for Hillary Clinton While on Maternity Leave

by Rachel McRady 5:41 AM PST, November 07, 2016
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Olivia Pope is handling this election! Kerry Washington is may be on maternity leave, but she’s still campaigning for Hillary Clinton while her newborn baby sleeps.

The Scandal star, 39, and mom of two took to Twitter on Sunday night to talk about some behind-the-scenes work for the Democratic candidate.

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“Making calls 4 @HillaryClinton to FL voters while baby sleeps? #CampaigningFromMaternityLeave #ImWitHer (Caller sounded like me? IT WAS),” she wrote.

Washington welcomed her second child, a son, with husband Nnamdi Asomugha early last month, ET confirmed.

The ABC star has been a longtime Hillary fan, supporting her from the beginning. Back in April 2015, Washington spoke with ET’s Cameron Mathison about the then-hopeful nominee.

"Yeah, I’m thrilled," the actress said at the time. "I’m very thrilled. I’m excited for her, and I’m sure I’ll be hitting the stump trail."

In addition to supporting Hillary, Washington is also an outspoken activist. In late October, she took to Twitter to thank fans for their support following the birth of her second child and to talk about an issue very close to her heart.

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“The loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core,” she wrote. “Not only becuz of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter but also becuz #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/ people I know & love. So when I #sayhername my heart aches. For lives lost and for the lives we must protect. For the humanity we must work to illuminate and preserve and affirm. #BLM.”

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