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Clinton aides hoped stars could boost campaign

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As Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign geared up in 2015, her aides hoped to procure some star power to give her a boost -- someone sensational, but not too sensational.

New hacked emails released via WikiLeaks show that Clinton's scheduling director asked aides for a list of celebrities willing to help the campaign and suggested options "somewhere between a high school band and Lady Gaga."

Aides quickly gave the go-ahead to using actress Julianne Moore. One aide said "Girls" creator Lena Dunham would help but cautioned that the actress was "a bit more edgy."

Also floated were Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jesse Taylor Ferguson, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

In another email, an aide listed musical performers who would likely help if in New York, among them Nick Jonas, Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, John Legend and Alicia Keys.

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