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Jeri Ryan -- The Real Obama Girl

2/15/2008 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jeri Ryan, Barack ObamaIf Barack Obama ends up winning the White House, the first person he should probably thank on Election Night is ... Jeri Ryan. Like, "Star Trek's" Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan? Yup.

Let's explain.

Back in 2004, when Obama was a small-time State Senator from Illinois and running for a U.S. Senate seat, his GOP opponent was Jack Ryan, a super-wealthy businessman who was actually favored in the contest -- and who had gone through a messy divorce from ... Jeri Ryan.

The divorce was a slapfight of Hasselhoffian proportions, and Jeri's allegations that Jack had forced her to go to sex clubs in New York and Paris -- and wanted her to have sex with him in the clubs -- completely ruined Jack's campaign ... and Obama went on to win the seat. And now, perhaps, the one in the Oval Office.

We asked Ryan's rep how she feels about it, but haven't heard back yet.
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31.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

no not "the second coming of christ" just the next president :)

2360 days ago
32.

Sillyme    

Well I am so proud of her for showing the sleazy mindset and lack of respect for marriage and morals in people we elect to put in office.

2360 days ago
33.

monique    

What you're trying to do here is stupid, trashy and racist, TMZ. There's no legitimate connection between this woman and Obama and you know it.

2360 days ago
34.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

Peter Sellers was a negro? Never knew that ;)

2360 days ago
35.

FlBiker    

Jimmy Carter is a village idiot. Yassir Arafat was a Nobel peace przie winner once as well......

2360 days ago
36.

Big Mike    

Is it true that Tyra Banks crapped on herself during the "RED CARPET" walk at the grammy's

2360 days ago
37.

same same same    

how utterly stupid...

supporting someone who has by your own admission NOT stated a solution to an issue!


He wont' make it through the debates he has nothing to say and waiting for his cabinet to bail him will never happen

2360 days ago
38.

Tristania    

Sorry NCDog, I know you, Limbaugh and the rest of you rednecks who are uncomfortable with Obama would like to believe that hogwash, but thinking people know better. Deal with it or be mighty uncomfortable for the next 8 years.

2360 days ago
39.

JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

LOIS LANE -

YOU READ WIKIPEDIA. DURING CARTER'S PRESIDENCY THERE WERE LINES AROUND THE BLOCK FOR GASOLINE, THE ECONOMY WAS IN AN EVEN WORSE RECESSION THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW, AND THE PEACE PRIZE WINNER COULDN'T GET OUR AMERICAN HOSTAGES OUT OF IRAN UNTIL THE LAST HOUR BEFORE HIS PRESIDNECY WAS UP!!!!!!!!!!

AMERICAN'S COULDN'T WAIT TO GET RID OF HIM. THEY COULDN'T WAIT SO MUCH THAT THAT PUT THAT EVIL ALZHEIMER'S DEAD GUY REGAN IN.

2360 days ago
40.

wendell dixon    

That is so sad that TMZ would go there and paint a picture that if Jack Ryan wasn't caught up in a messy scandal..Obama wouldn't be here today as a potential candidate. Its truly a sad state that this country is headed... this country is in major need of change. To be honest, I do read TMZ for the tidbits..but I would love to have the tables turn and uncover the scandals of the lives of the TMZ reporters..yall have some real nerve,,,no matter what is said..Obama is a good front runner and he has my vote.

2360 days ago
41.

FlBiker    

This country is too racist to elect a black man for president.

2360 days ago
42.

LJ    

I LOVE JERI!!!!!! I LOVE JERI RYAN SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! SHE IS PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2360 days ago
43.

Wake Up    



TMZ---try to do a little fact-checking before posting these lame stories.

Jeri Ryan's divorce was finalized in 1999. They were NOT in the middle of their divorce. Political opponents of Jack Ryan (not Obama's camp, to be clear here) got a California judge to unseal the OLD divorce records. In fact, Jeri Ryan actually fought to keep the records sealed.

You guys are so far off on this story it is pathetic. And anyone who follows politics even a little bit knows how the story ACTUALLY went down.

Her rep probably hasn't responded yet because she can't believe anyone could be so completely stupid.

2360 days ago
44.

JM    

People, can we not make everything about race? Sorry if you don't like it, but TMZ is telling you the facts!

That IS how Obama got elected. The Chicago news sent Jack Ryan down in flames due to a sex scandal. Obama then went from being almost a sure loser to running against a weak, 11th-hour opponent, and was essentially handed the election.

Although I don't think he's qualified (yet) to be our president, I was happy he won that senate seat. The facts have nothing to do with race, and trying to turn everyone and everything into a racist does not help anything.


2360 days ago
45.

RayRay    

Why would anyone vote for Osama???
He does not participate in the Pledge of Allegiance and his middle name is Hussein?????

2360 days ago
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