By Jorge Calvillo (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Feb 13, 2014 01:25 AM EST
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Actress Eva Longoria holds on to her conviction to enter the political world of the US, but hesitates to vote for a Latino President.

Last November, the "Desperate Housewives" star had already shown her interest in developing and political career and becoming a Senator to better support the Latino community.

To help her in this important step, the Latino actress has the help of actor George Clooney, who advices her on how to act within American politics, and they both share the same ideology.

For the next Presidential elections in the US, Longoria said that in 2016 she would consider voting for a Latino President as long as they share political ideologies, according to an interview with CNN quoted by E! News.

"I won't vote for a Hispanic President just because we share an ethnicity, we don't need that in America. I'll vote based on my principles and my political values, as it should be", the actress said.

"Voting for someone just because they're Latino is discriminatory, since what matters is the ideas they defend. I'm not going to be proud of a Latino President if he doesn't meet my expectations", Longoria said.

The actress said she wouldn't vote for a woman just because she's a feminist, either, but rather she'd do it if she thought it would be convenient for the country.

Along with her political career, the actress is also carrying out philanthropic work, mainly to support the rights of Latinos living in the US.

Longoria was awarded in 2009 with the "Philanthropist of the Year" award thanks to her work in organizations fighting cancer like "Parents Against Cancer" and "Rally for Kids", along with "Eva's Heroes", in charge of providing support for children with disabilities.

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