Kerry Washington News 2015: ‘Scandal’ Actress Shows Support For Hillary Clinton After Announcing Run For Presidency, ‘I’m Thrilled’ [VIDEO]

Scandal star Kerry Washington may play the role of D.C. crisis manager on the ABC political drama every Thursday night, and it looks like Olivia Pope's love for politics can be seen both on and off the screen.

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Washington talked to Entertainment Tonight correspondent Cameron Mathison about Hillary Clinton's recent announcement about joining the race to become President of the United States and the actress says she's very happy about Clinton's decision.

"Yeah, I'm thrilled," the actress said. "I'm very thrilled. I'm excited for her, and I'm sure I'll be hitting the stump trail."

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Like her role in Scandal, the actress is very interested in politics and was invited to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in D.C. to support President Barack Obama's reelection.

It's unsure what role the actress will take on when Clinton begins campaigning but it's clear that Kerry is eager to support her.

Washington took to Twitter to show support for the new Democratic candidate by retweeting Clinton's message that said, "I'm running for president. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. -H"

Clearly the actress is heavily involved with the White House; the actress recently partnered with Michelle Obama to help promotes arts and education.

Washington, who is apart of the President's Committee of the Arts and Humanities program, adopted a school to bring artistic education to low income institutions in hope of improving the school's academic performance.

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