From Jay Z to Beyonce to Bruce Springsteen, President Obama had some serious star power come out for him on the campaign trail, but fervent supporter Eva Longoria was among the first to take to Twitter to mark Obama’s re-election victory, sharing a photo of her and friends’ celebration last night.
“I was moved to tears and I was so excited because we did work very hard for the campaign,” Longoria said today on “Good Morning America,” “But at the same time, it just showed that the middle class won and the super PACs didn’t get to buy the election, they didn’t get to buy America.”
The former “Desperate Housewives” star served as Obama’s campaign co-chair, campaigned with the president in Las Vegas, appeared in political ads for him, gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention, and kept her eye on reaching women and Hispanics.
“It was a huge night for a lot of people. For women …A huge night for the LGBT [community] that showed up for the president,” she said. “And of course it was a huge night for Latinos, and I was very happy to be a part of that.”
After working tirelessly on the campaign, Longoria said she was “honored” to be praised by the president for her efforts, but said she didn’t do it for the publicity.
“I didn’t do this as a celebrity; I think none of us did. We were doing it because we care deeply about this country. I think for me there was a very, very clear choice for the future that I want to see for this country and I did it as my civic duty,” she said.
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Longoria lauded everyone who volunteered, from those who knocked on doors and made phone calls, and those who came out to the polls to vote.
“Everybody who went out and voted and waited for hours…I went to Florida and I was there and I saw the lines and I said, ‘This is ridiculous. I can’t believe this happens.’ We who live here in California, we just go down and it takes 10 minutes. To see people waiting in the cold and to see people who went through Hurricane Sandy and still made it to their polling sites, those are the people we have to thank.”
Now that he’s won, what does Longoria want the President to tackle in his next four years in office?
“It is time to shape the peace here in this country and to move forward, to end the gridlock that we’ve been seeing in Congress,” she said. “I love what he said last night, ‘It’s not what can be done for us, but by us,’ you know, referencing JFK. I think this is the time…. Hopefully these partisan politics will end and [Obama] will be able to get more things done that he needs to get done.”