Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be getting some star power assistance in the battleground state of Ohio. As Variety reports, cast members from NBC’s former show The West Wing will head to the swing state this weekend.
Six cast members, including Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina and Mary McCormack will travel to various locations in Ohio to attend organized events.
Mahoning Valley, Cleveland, Sandusky and Toledo are among the areas where they have scheduled stops on Saturday. On Sunday they will participate in events in the Dayton and Columbus areas. In addition to their event attendance, the actors will also encourage vote registration. The deadline for registering to vote in Ohio, via mail or in person, is on October 11th.
While The West Wing‘s leading actor Martin Sheen, who played main character President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet in the series, is not slated to join his former castmates during their Ohio campaign, he recently appeared in a Hillary Clinton-supporting ad directed by Joss Whedon, which features a bevy of actors.
Winning Ohio has been historically critical in presidential elections. And with reports of recent close polling numbers and Republican attempts to disenfranchise voters under the guise of battling voter fraud in Ohio and elsewhere, as ABC News notes, the key Buckeye State’s electoral votes could be particularly crucial.