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Breaking: Ricky Martin Swings Election to Hillary Clinton With Late Endorsement

May 29, 2008 5:25 PM ET

The greatest suspense surrounding this year's presidential election is over, as Ricky Martin announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton today. In a release from Clinton's press office, Martin said "These elections will have historic repercussions both in the United States and the world. Senator Clinton has always been consistent in her commitment with the needs of the Latino community," to which Clinton responded "I am honored to have Ricky Martin's support. In addition to his great talent, Ricky is committed to improving the world." If he has any hope of winning, Barack Obama's only hope is to secure the much-coveted thumbs up from Afroman, though Martin may be too tough to overcome: his last endorsement of a candidate was for George W. Bush in 2000.

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