SEATTLE – After this successful campaign, maybe New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher should consider a future in politics.

Swisher and Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto were chosen by fans on Thursday for the final two roster spots in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Anaheim, Calif.

Swisher edged Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis for the final AL spot. He also was competing against Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, Texas third baseman Michael Young and Minnesota outfielder Delmon Young.

Swisher received 9.8 million votes during the four days of Internet balloting and is the eighth Yankees player selected. Seven are headed to Anaheim — closer Mariano Rivera will skip the game because of nagging injuries. Plus, New York Manager Joe Girardi will lead the AL squad.

“It’s so crazy. I felt like a politician the last four days. You’re up in the polls; you’re down in the polls. Man, this is taxing,” Swisher said. “I’m glad this is over. I couldn’t be any more excited.”

Votto earned the 34th and final spot on the National League roster by beating out Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Atlanta closer Billy Wagner. Padres reliever Heath Bell was a candidate before being chosen as an injury replacement on the NL squad.

“I would say I’m relieved,” Votto said. “I’m really glad this whole thing is over with. It was kind of taxing on me. I’m excited and I really, really appreciate the fans and their support.”

Cincinnati players campaigned for their teammate, wearing “Vote Votto” red T-shirts during batting practice Wednesday before their game against the New York Mets.

“I just really appreciate the accomplishment. I’m going to take it in,” Votto said.