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Can you spot the well-known Irish faces in Hillary Clinton's final campaign video?

Kevin Doyle In New York

Published 08/11/2016 | 23:38

Can you spot the TDs and senator who feature in the defining 'Get Out and Vote' video of Hillary Clinton's campaign?

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The Democratic candidate tweeted a three minute video of the highlights from last night's rally in Philadelphia that included contributions from President Barrack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, as well as rock-stars Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi.

It was one of the standout events of Clinton's entire campaign with more than 33,000 people cramming into the gardens of Independence Hall where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

But some members of the Oireachtas managed to get right up the front.

On close inspection of the video circulated by Mrs Clinton today you can see Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell and Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer standing alongside Fianna Fáil TDs Lisa Chambers and Timmy Dooley.

Fine Gael's Noel Rock and Fianna Fail's Billy Kelleher were also present but were not caught on camera.

Jerry Buttimer, Alan Farrell, Timmy Dooley and Lisa Chambers can be spotted in the second row of people
Jerry Buttimer, Alan Farrell, Timmy Dooley and Lisa Chambers can be spotted in the second row of people

In just six hours the video was retweeted over 10,000 times and liked over by over 20,000 people.

The group have been based in New York where they are part of an international team involved in scrutinising the ballot to ensure there is no risk of corruption or mistakes.

Close-up of Lisa Chambers
Close-up of Lisa Chambers

They have spent today visiting dozens of polling stations.

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