(EDITOR'S NOTE: The endorsement was shot on the CBS Radford Studios lot in Studio City where "" is filmed. Below is the press release from the campaign.)
On the same day he was endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, Congressman Howard Berman’s campaign put up an ad in full rotation featuring endorsements from legendary actress Betty White and Emmy Award nominee Wendie Malick, who cite his effective leadership in Congress and ability to deliver for the Valley. A world-renowned animal rights activist, White also lauds Berman’s endorsement from the Humane Society Legislative Fund.
“Reelect Congressman Howard Berman. The Valley leader who fights for the humane treatment of all animals,” says Betty White, who isn’t known for endorsing candidates in partisan races. “And he has very nice blue eyes,” she quips.
“That is a great reason to elect Howard. But he is also unbelievably effective,” Malick adds. “Thanks to Howard we have hundreds more police officers patrolling Valley streets.”
Through his leadership on the COPS program in the early 1990s, Congressman Berman secured funding for new police officer hires in the Valley. He has been endorsed by every major local law enforcement official and agency, including Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association.
“I’m not much of an actor but it was fun working with Betty and Wendie. They’re both incredibly talented,” said Congressman Berman. “This ad will catch voters’ attention and highlight my record of delivering for the Valley.”
Here is a full transcript of the new ad:
Wendie Malick: Betty if you want a friend in Washington do you know what you do?
Betty White: Get a dog. At least that's what I've been told
Wendie: And what else?
Betty: Re-elect Congressman Howard Berman. The Valley leader who fights for the humane treatment of all animals
Wendie: That is a great reason to like Howard, but he is also unbelievable effective. Thanks to Howard we have hundreds more police officers patrolling Valley streets.
Betty: And he has very nice blue eyes!
Howard: I'm Howard Berman, and my friend and I approve this message.