Oprah’s Obama Support Could Cost Her $25M

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Oprah Winfrey has been an outspoken proponent of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, but her support won’t be rewarded — at least not financially.

According to Vanity Fair, the Illinois senator’s tax policies — aimed at benefiting the middle class — would cost the media queen $25 million a year more than Sen. John McCain’s tax plan. Under McCain, in fact, Oprah would reportedly save over $9 million.

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That doesn’t seem to bother Oprah, who has stumped for Obama and publicly vouched for the candidate.

“I’m euphoric, I’ve been doing the happy dance all day,” Oprah said in a statement released to Access Hollywood when Obama clinched the Democratic nomination in June. “If he wants me to, I’m ready to go door to door.”

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With the general election next Tuesday, Obama himself will reach into people’s homes on Wednesday night, as his 30-minute infomercial airs on NBC, CBS, Fox and Univision at 8 PM.

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