Thursday, 28 February 2008 – Austin native Ben McKenzie, former star of the TV series “The O.C.” and the movie “Junebug,” is racing around Austin and Georgetown today on behalf of Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama.
This is not the actor’s first foray into politics. McKenzie (who grew up here as Ben Schenkkan, son of attorney Pete Schenkkan and Frances Schenkkan) also spoke at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.
Traveling with actress Kerry Washington (“Ray,” “The Fantastic Four”), the celebrity duo hosted a rally Thursday morning at 9:30 at Southwestern University in Georgetown will gallop over to Huston-Tillotson University for another rally at 12:30 p.m. and then dash to yet another gathering for St. Edwards University at Opal Divine’s on South Congress.
The busy day will conclude at the University of Texas with a 5 p.m. rally at Dobie Mall.
Friday and Saturday, McKenzie and Washington will continue their sweep of colleges throughout Central and South Texas. Schedules to be determined.


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  1. MJ Says:

    Awesome. Great to see Ben getting involved and using his position to help spread the word.

  2. Ciara Says:

    Good he’s getting involved. still looks gorgeous…. cant wait to see his new movie in april

  3. amine Says:

    Way to go ben! Maybe this will draw the attention of Producers!:P
    But it’s nice to see him again!:)

    THE O.C. 4 EVER

  4. m.m. Says:

    Well i´m not very intrested in politics, but that´s good that Ben does this:)
    Nice to see him. Miss The O.C:'(

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