Hillary Clinton Fundraises with Bon Jovi as Bernie Sanders Meets with Obama

Hillary and Bon Jovi AP Photos
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While insurgent Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is spending Wednesday morning in the Oval Office, meeting with President Obama, his rival Hillary Clinton is kicking it that night with a different celebrity: Jon Bon Jovi.

The musician, popular in the 1980’s, is performing at a fundraiser with Clinton Wednesday night in Philadelphia at the offices of Franklin Square Capital Partners, a $17 billion investment firm headed by mega-investor Michael C. Forman.

If you want to get in to see Bon Jovi (and Hillary) you have to pony up. The concert costs $1,000 for a single ticket and $2,700 for a family package. Clinton will join the concert after spending the morning in Iowa, where husband Bill is also appearing at a separate event.

As Hillary rocks out, daughter Chelsea Clinton will also be taking part in fun activities with wealthy people.

Chelsea will be in New York City Wednesday for a two-hour “Ride With Chelsea” bike tour that costs $2,700 for a reserved bike. The ticket also allows donors to take a photograph with the former First Daughter and NBC special interest correspondent. After her bike tour, Chelsea will attend a fundraiser with feminist tennis icon Billie Jean King, who won a reportedly rigged “Battle of the Sexes” match over Bobby Riggs in 1973.

But Sanders is scoring the biggest meeting of the day, getting White House face time with Obama right before the president has lunch with Joe Biden.

Sanders has pulled to within three points of Clinton in Iowa, according to the latest poll, and leads the former First Lady in New Hampshire.

Bon Jovi, an Obama supporter in 2012, is best known for his 1986 hit “Livin’ on a Prayer,” about a character down on his luck due to a union strike at the docks.


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