POLITICS
10/01/2014 12:19 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2014

The Democrats' Secret Power Player

ASSOCIATED PRESS

These days, if you’re a rising star in Democratic politics, it is downright weird if you don’t have Eva Longoria in your corner.

The 39-year-old actress starred on the long-running ABC satire Desperate Housewives and in more lackluster theatrical fare such as Harsh Times and Over Her Dead Body. She’s done commercials for L’Oréal, and hosted Saturday Night Live. But her work as an entertainer isn’t what’s earning her the biggest headlines these days—it’s her role as a serious political activist and powerhouse in Democratic politics.

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