Clint Eastwood endorses Mitt Romney for president
Oscar-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in the race the White House.
Eastwood attended a Romney fundraiser in Sun Valley, Idaho, said to have raised over $2m (£1.29m). The Dirty Harry star said he was endorsing the Republican because "the country needs a boost somewhere".
In February Eastwood starred in a Chrysler Superbowl advert, Halftime in America, sparking debate over whether he backed President Barack Obama.
At the time, Eastwood had said he was not endorsing either candidate and, speaking to Fox News, said he was "certainly not politically affiliated with Mr Obama".
"It was meant to be a message about just about job growth and the spirit of America," Eastwood said in February of the Super Bowl advert. "I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK. I am not supporting any candidate at this time."
On Friday Mr Romney said of Eastwood's endorsement: "He just made my day. What a guy."
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