Guess who presidential candidates want most in their corner

Now that the presidential primary field appears to be set, candidates will turn to power players, friends and celebrities, hoping to solicit glowing words that will give them a leg up on their competition.

But which celebrities do candidates covet most for their endorsements?

In a poll of its political insiders conducted earlier this year, National Journal discovered the favorite celebrity among Republicans to give their campaigns a “kick” is none other than martial artist and WND commentator Chuck Norris.

A reported 46 percent of the Journal’s insiders named Norris, whose endorsement of Mike Huckabee in the 2008 GOP primaries boosted the former Arkansas governor’s campaign, as a welcome fighter in a Republican candidate’s corner.

“We are the ‘daddy party’ and the Dems are the ‘mommy party,'” commented one Journal insider. “No one makes that more apparent than Chuck.”

The top Democrat celebrity, named by 84 percent of Democrat insiders, is Oprah Winfrey.

One Insider reportedly said she “brings women and credibility; she is a verifier that says you’re real.”

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