03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bradley Whitford Calls On Voters In YouTube Plea

Whitford, a Democrat best known for his role as the president's deputy chief of staff on "The West Wing," decided to put together a short video for the Courage Campaign opposing a California proposition that would alter the state's electoral map and would likely benefit Republicans.

There was no set designer, no fancy music, no high production values, no crew. Courage Campaign Chairman Rick Jacobs arrived with a camera at Whitford's house last week. By Monday, their video, which calls on voters to fight the Republican-backed initiative, was up on YouTube, collecting a steady stream of hits.

"I think there was one cut in it," said Whitford, who called it one of the easiest productions he's ever done. He joked, "During the entire video I was wearing neither socks nor shoes."

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