(CNN) - Betty White took her love for animals into the political world with the release of a new campaign ad Monday, backing longtime U.S. Rep. Howard Berman of California in his heated re-election bid.
White, 90, standing on set alongside “Hot in Cleveland” co-star Wendie Malick, praises Berman in the ad for his work with animal rights.
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“Betty, if you want a friend in Washington, do you know what you do?” Malick asks White in the spot.
“Get a dog,” White replies. “At least that's what I've been told.”
Smiling, Malick asks White: “And what else?”
“Re-elect Congressman Howard Berman. The Valley leader who fights for the humane treatment of all animals,” White says, later adding: “And he has very nice blue eyes.”
White, often dubbed “America’s Grandma,” has long used her fame to promote animal advocacy groups.
The congressman also appears in the ad, holding a small white dog and delivering the standard political ad message: “I'm Howard Berman, and my friend and I approve this message.”
Berman, now in his 15th term, represents California’s 28th Congressional District, which covers parts of the San Fernando Valley. Due to redistricting plans, he faces a tough primary battle against fellow Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman.
Among his work for animal rights, Berman co-sponsored a law passed in 2010 that bans the selling of videos showing intentional animal torture.
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My next bumper sticker: Dogs against Obama.
@Ol' Lefty: At least the family pet didn't become the main course for dinner.
She is supporting a Democrat (see "....fellow democrat ..."). @ Truth, functioning brains flourish in the Democratic Party. They perish in the Republican Party (see No Child Left Behind, where students are taught to pass a test and do what they're told, but not to think).
@Bernie mac, you insult Bernie Mac with your name and you insult our President with your lies. People all around the world are watching this disrespect and shaking their heads.
Thank you Jan for the well deserved comments you made about our illustrious President. There are many of us that feel the same way and then there are the tea baggers.
Russ in Md
@Ol' Lefty: At least the family pet didn't become the main course for dinner
Another 4 years of Obama and many families will be FORCED to make a dinner out of their best friend, just to survive. It is part of Obama's "A Dog in every Pot" program.
Russ in Md
Willard was a grown man who should have known better. But as in much else, he was clueless
My next bumper sticker: Dogs against Rmoney.
Eventhough I may like her candidate, why would I really care who she supports?
Betty, you are so funny and adorable! If you were 70 years younger, I would propose to you immediately!
Cruelty to animals scandal just keeps DOGGING Slick Mitt.
Russ in MD – keep posting that drivel. No one compares an eight year old boy to a grown man who should know better. Your just reinforcing how weak Romney and the rest of the GOTea party is.