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Barbra Streisand Throws Support to Hillary Clinton

Singer and Hollywood activist Barbra Streisand backed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, continuing her long-running support of the Clinton clan.

Streisand, the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner and 2000 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, awarded by then-President Bill Clinton, is well-known for her fundraising efforts on behalf of both Clintons. In her endorsement, Streisand said Hillary Clinton can bring about change.

"Madame President of the United States ... it’s an extraordinary thought. We truly are in a momentous time, where a woman’s potential has no limitations," said Streisand in a statement distributed by Clinton's campaign.

"Hillary Clinton has already proven to a generation of women that there are no limits for success. ... Another former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, ‘In government, in business, and in the professions there may be a day when women will be looked upon as persons. We are, however, far from that day as yet.’ More than 50 years later 'that day' is now upon us … and Hillary Clinton is ready to shatter through that glass ceiling for all women," the longtime Democrat continued.

"I’m honored to have Barbra’s support," said Clinton. "Barbra has used her immense talent to be an advocate for truth, justice, and fairness and I deeply appreciate her confidence in my candidacy as we work together to change the direction of our nation."

The high-wattage endorsement adds a big name to Clinton's list of celebrity backing. It comes as television mogul Oprah Winfrey, a big draw for women voters, upped her commitment to Clinton rival Barack Obama by agreeing to join him on the campaign trail in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.