Patricia Heaton Campaigns for Romney in Ohio

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Actress Patricia Heaton stumped for the Romney-Ryan campaign in North Canton, Ohio on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

“I get the pleasure of introducing our next vice president,” Heaton said. “I have to tell you, backstage I didn’t recognize him with his shirt on. And I did wear orange not only because I’m a Browns fan, but I was afraid Paul would have his shotgun. I just wanted to make sure he knew I was here and where I was standing.  Didn’t want to get any buckshot.”

Although an Ohio native, Heaton now lives in California and explained the hardships the state is dealing with.

“I live out in California, it’s a beautiful state with a lot of beautiful resources and wonderful people but it’s being run into the ground,” Heaton said. “The taxes are out of control in California, the jobs are going down, businesses are fleeing, and that’s happening all around the country as you know.”

Heaton praised Mitt Romney as a job creator and said she believes he can turn things around.

“On Nov. 6 we have an opportunity to vote for someone who has been a successful job creator in the private sector,” Heaton said. “We have an opportunity to vote for someone who, as governor, brought both parties together and turned a deficit into a surplus and balanced the budget. We have an opportunity to vote for a team who believes in the greatness of this country, who believes that everybody should have a shot at the American dream and who will set politics aside to do what is right for the American people.”

Heaton is one of the few prominent conservatives in Hollywood. She recently attended a fundraiser for Romney in Beverly Hills.

On Thursday the Meatloaf and country singers Big and Rich campaigned with Romney in Defiance, Ohio.

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