AP News
Posted: Sep 06, 2012 9:46 PM

President Barack Obama and Republican running mate Paul Ryan are just two regular guys — with plenty of famous friends.

Obama's celebrity buddies were taking the stage at his convention, while Ryan was mingling with high-dollar donors at a Beverly Hills, Calif., fundraiser Thursday night.

Actresses Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington each had speaking roles at the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte. "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm and his girlfriend, actress-writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt, were also spotted in the crowd.

— Julie Pace — http://twitter.com/jpaceDC


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