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From a story ran tonight on KING 5 TV here in Seattle...

The VIDEO HERE as it first aired.

Script below:

AD: "It's 3 am and your children are safe and asleep. But there's a phone in the white house and it's ringing..."

IT'S THE POLITICAL AD THAT HELPED TURN THE TIDE FOR SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN.

AD: "Who do you want answering the phone?"

THURSDAY NIGHT -- THE KNOWLES FAMILY OF BUCKLEY WASHINGTON WERE WATCHING THE JON STEWART SHOW...AND SAW THE AD FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Brady Knowles: "I looked and saw a girl that looked like my sister and we rewound it and sure enough it was my sister."

Casey Knowles: "It's actually really funny...."

THE FIRST GIRL IN THE AD IS  YOUNG CASEY KNOWLES --
STOCK FOOTAGE FROM 8 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WORKED AS A TV EXTRA --
FOOTAGE OWNED NOW BY GETTY IMAGES AND USED BY THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN.
THEY COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A MORE UNWILLING STAR.

Casey Knowles: "It's really sort of ironic that my image would be used to advocate for Hillary when I myself do not."

SHE MAY ONLY BE 17 BUT CASEY HAS SOME VERY STRONG POLITICAL OPINIONS...
SHE TURNS 18 -- LEGAL VOTING AGE --  IN APRIL -- PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTION.

Casey Knowles: "It's perfect timing because I have a candidate that I really identify with..."

Casey Knowles: "I've been campaigning for barack obama for a few months now. I was actually a precinct captain at the caucuses a few months ago...I attended his rally a few months ago and I'm a very very avid supporter."

THE KNOWLES FAMILY ADMIT THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW THE FOOTAGE IS USED.
AND WHILE THEY SEE THE HUMOR OF IT ALL -- THEY ARE MILDLY ANNOYED.

Casey Knowles: "I think it would be really wonderful if me and Barack Obama could get together and make a nice counter ad (laughs)."

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UPDATE: So glad people are enjoying this story!
Just saw it run on CNN. Awesome.

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Originally posted to Momentum on Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 10:43 PM PST.

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