October 9th, 2010
01:32 PM ET
12 years ago

'Glee' actor trades dancing for politicking

(CNN) - A "Glee" star is taking the political stage this weekend in the home state of the fictional William McKinley High School.

Matthew Morrison, who plays glee club director "Mr. Shuster" on the hit Fox series, will be in Ohio to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher and Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.

Fisher will face Republican Rob Portman in the November election for the seat currently held by retiring Republican Sen. George Voinovich, and Strickland will face former Republican Rep. John Kasich.

Morrison is scheduled to appear with Fisher on Saturday night and Strickland on Sunday.

"Glee" is set in Lima, Ohio.

Filed under: 2010 • Lee Fisher • Ohio • Ted Strickland
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Thank you, Mr. Morrison, for your support of progressive candidates!

    Now more than ever, Democrats need to GET OUT AND VOTE to prevent our country returning to the tried-and-failed policies of the Republicans.

    October 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. MR

    Who cares about what any Hollywood Star supports when it comes to politics.....on either side

    October 9, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Time Grows Short

    Hollywood folk are less educated and less read than the average voter. Therefore they support Democraps.

    October 9, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. Charlie from the North

    Wow this guy works for Fox too. Go figure. I guess there is a disconnect between the News Corp and the network shows..... Yeah the fictional shows are more believable than the crap they pedal as "news"

    October 9, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. George of the jungle

    Now is the time for dems to come togeather and vote these repo wingnuts out. Don't let this great country berun by a bunch of looney tune special interest people. Vote the repos out

    October 9, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  6. NC

    Why do these liberal socialist hollywood actor democrats think the American people care what they say. They have no real influence and most people don't even know who most of these actors are.

    October 9, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  7. Mark

    Hey Matt, stick to doing the horrible rap impersonations you do on Glee and let us Ohioans vote out one of the worst governors Ohio has had in a long time. Lee Fisher is going to lose to Rob Portman so that's a lost cause as well.

    October 9, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  8. malabar

    Now i definitely hope Sue Sylvester wastes him. 😉 u knw if it was a republican he supportd the nazi left wud run him outta town. tolerant thought police that they are. oh well, Glee was fun while it lasted. see how long they keep those 20somethngs in high school

    October 9, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Will not watch Glee anymore.

    October 9, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  10. GuyinVA

    Finally! I was wondering when all those actors and actresses were going to realize that their opinions were important than those of everyone else because they are on television or in the movies. Maybe if enough people who lacked self respect or the ability to think for themselves had supported them sooner, more actors would have been as brave as Mr. Morrison. I wonder for whom Alec Baldwin or Barbra Streisand are going to vote. What about that font of knowledge, Matt Damon.

    October 10, 2010 06:49 am at 6:49 am |