Bon Jovi headlines Obama fundraiser

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Jon Bon Jovi performing during a campaign event for President Obama in New York on Monday.
Jon Bon Jovi performing during a campaign event for President Obama in New York on Monday.
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Legendary New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi took a ride on Air Force One as a “guest of the president” joining Barack Obama at a 500-person fundraiser at Waldorf Astoria on Monday night. White House officials made it clear that the reelection campaign paid for Bon Jovi’s travel arrangements — not the country’s tax payers.

Tickets for the event started at $2,500 a person and former President Bill Clinton was on hand as well to urge people to support and donate to the Obama campaign.

Bon Jovi is no stranger to lending his support to Democratic candidates. In 2004, he appeared at several events for the Kerry-Edwards campaign and in 2008, Bon Jovi held a fundraiser for Obama at his home. The rocker also held a fundraiser for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help clear up some of her presidential campaign debt and was a guest performer at an Obama Inauguration Concert.

 

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Bon Jovi headlines Obama fundraiser

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