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Maria Shriver Endorses Obama at UCLA Rally

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(l-r) Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, Maria Elena Durazo, Michelle Obama

"If Barack Obama was a state," California's First Lady said, "he'd be California."

The ecstatic crowd at the 3/4-full Pauley Pavilion punctuated each of Maria Shriver's follow-up descriptors with a resounding "YEAH!"

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Michelle Obama's lengthy introduction for Maria Shriver had everyone looking around. The crowd erupted when Shriver appeared (see the video below). "I woke up at 7:30 this morning and just felt I had to be here," she said. "I told my daughter, 'I feel like I should be at UCLA today." To which Katherine Schwarzenegger replied, "...if you think you can change just one person... if you think you can make a difference, then go."