Celebrities - Democrats or Republicans?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, December 29, 2011

18 of 42: Kerry Washington, who plays a crisis management expert and love interest to the president on the ABC show 'Scandal,' is a Democrat. She appeared at pro-Obama group Obama for America in Miami's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations earlier this year to encourage people to vote in the election.

The actress also serves on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and in 2008, Washington donated $1,000 to the campaign of Al Franken, an 'SNL' alum and Democratic candidate who won his bid to become a senator in Minnesota.

She spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 (watch video)

(Pictured: Kerry Washington appears in a promotional photo for ABC's 'Scandal.') (ABC / Craig Sjodin)