Spielberg Phones Clinton

By Jennifer Parker

Jun 13, 2007 1:08pm

ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., added a big name to her list of Hollywood supporters Wednesday when Stephen Spielberg officially announced his support in her bid for the presidency.

Spielberg has remained neutral up to this point, hosting a fundraiser with fellow Hollywood power house producers David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg for fellow Democratic contender Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in February.

"I’ve taken the time to familiarize myself with the impressive field of Democratic candidates and am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate to lead us from her first day in the White House," read a statement by Spielberg, posted on Clinton’s campaign website.

In the past, Clinton has received financial support from Spielberg, Geffen and Katzenberg, along with employees of their entertainment company, Dreamworks SKG. Since her 2000 New York Senate campaign, they have contributed $47,000 to Clinton.

Spielberg seem most moved by the electability argument: "Hillary is a strong leader and is respected the world over. As president, she will bring America back together, rebuild our prestige abroad and ensure our protection here at home."

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