Actress Kerry Washington is throwing her support behind New Jersey politician Barbara Buono's run for state Governor by campaigning for the Democrat at an event this weekend (07-08Sep13).

The Django Unchained star, who is the cousin of Buono's running mate Milly Silva, will headline a rally at Montclair State University on Sunday (08Sep13).

Washington, who is known for her political activism and support of Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama, also expressed her support for Buono on three times last month (Aug13), writing in one post: "Support @BuonoForNJGov + (my cousin!) @MillySilva in quest 2 make history as 1st all-women tkt (ticket) 2 win NJ Gov’s office (sic)."