There’s a fine line between politicians and celebrities.
And as the presidential candidates announce their celebrity endorsements for the 2016 campaign, we have to wonder who gets more time in the spotlight? The celebrity or the candidate?
For instance, the Duggars endorsed Mike Huckabee, though Huckabee later removed their endorsement following the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.
Now, Hillary Clinton is tapping into the celebrity strategy with support from Michelle Kwan.
According to a Clinton aide, the two-time Olympic medalist is working on surrogate outreach. She is helping Clinton reach out to key constituencies, discussing matters related to working families.
This is a paid position for Kwan. She will be working out of Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters. And according to The New York Times, she will begin working for Clinton before the campaign’s official kickoff rally this Saturday.
Clinton and Kwan have worked together before. In 2006, Kwan was appointed a Public Diplomacy Envoy.
Her position continued into President Barack Obama’s administration, and she has worked with Clinton in her role as Secretary of State.
Kwan also worked as an advisor to Women-LEAD, a program launched by Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong and Clinton.
The program aimed to “enhance[s] exchanges and high-level dialogues between women leaders from the two countries to common challenges and to raise the visibility of and opportunities for women and girls in both countries.”