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Michael J. Fox appears in stem-cell ad for Dem candidate

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Published: Friday October 20, 2006

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In a powerful new political ad, actor Michael J. Fox urges voters to elect U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill for her support of stem-cell research.

Fox does not hide the clearly evident physical signs of his own case of Parkinson's disease in the brief ad, in which he says McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, "shares my hope for cures."

The actor knocks incumbent Sen. Jim Talent for not supporting the research, saying that the Republican "even wanted to criminalize the science that gives us a chance for hope."

"What you do in Missouri matters to millions of Americans," Fox concludes. "Americans like me."