Clarkson, Branch defend endorsements on Twitter

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won over two of the music industry’s chart-toppers.

Pop singers Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch both took to social media last night to announce their love for the GOP presidential hopeful on Wednesday night.

Clarkson, an “American Idol” alum, posted on her Twitter and WhoSay accounts:

“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”

Fellow songstress Michelle Branch replied to Clarkson, “I wholeheartedly agree. #RonPaul”

Twitter lit up with angry diatribes against the singers, calling them “homophobes” and “racists” for supporting the candidate.

Clarkson, a native Texan, defended her endorsement after scores of fans tweeted angry messages to her.

The “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer replied: “…Ron Paul is about letting people decide, not the government. I am for this.”

Hopefully for Branch and Paul, she won’t have to dedicate a rendition of “Goodbye To You” to her candidate after the Iowa caucuses.

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