Actor Jon Voight is helping out two well known Minnesota Republicans this week. He spoke at a a fundraiser for Gov. Pawlenty’s national political action committee tonight.
Tomorrow, he says he’ll speak at GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s health care rally in Washington D.C. Bachmann is urging the public to storm the Capitol to protest the health care bill that’s being considered. Voight told reporters he doesn’t like the bill:
“If this thing passes, it’s disastrous to our country. Both economicallly and health care. It’s going to diminish everyone’s health care and it’s going to be a huge beuracracy that people are going to suffer under.”
Voight isn’t the only actor getting involved in the health care debate. MoveOn dot Org filmed ads featuring Heather Graham and Will Ferrell.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org