Betty White reveals her presidential preference
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on the television talk show "In the House," in Burbank, Calif., in this Nov. 24, 2009 file photo. White said Friday May 11, 2012 she usually keeps her political views private but in this presidential election she strongly favors Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Betty White says she usually keeps her political views private but in this presidential election strongly favors one candidate.
As she prepares to visit the Smithsonian Institution and National Zoo next week, White told The Associated Press she "very, very much favors" President Barack Obama in the election.
The 90-year-old actress said Friday she is very bi-partisan and has stayed away from politics all of her life. She usually never says who she is for or against because she doesn't want to turn off any of her adoring fans.
White says in this year's election, she likes what Obama has done and "how he represents us."
Her comments come after Hollywood turned out at George Clooney's home to raise $15 million for Obama's re-election, a record for a single fundraiser.