President Obama made a quick trip to New York City on Monday night for some fundraiser but he took along a very important guest on Air Force One: singer Jon Bon Jovi. He was already on board when the travel pool boarded but they did catch a glimpse of him getting off the plane, according to pool reports. JBJ will headline one of tonight's fundraisers when he gives a musical performance at the event at the Waldorf Astoria.
Bon Jovi was appointed to the president's White House Council for Community Solutions back in December 2010. He visited the White House in January to meet about a program to hire at-risk teenagers for summer jobs.
For the record, a White House official tells the pool, "For those of you asking, Bon Jovi's travel was paid for by the campaign."
(CNN)–Joining forces with Hollywood and Broadway starpower, President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are looking to add more than three and a half million dollars to the Obama campaign coffers and that of the Democratic Party Monday during a whirlwind seven hour trip to New York City.
The evening begins with a high ticket reception for fifty people at a private residence in the city. The price for face time with both the president and former president doesn't come cheap. A Democratic campaign official tells CNN the tickets are $40,000 each.
The presidents then move on to a big gala at the tony Waldorf Astoria where rocker Jon Bon Jovi will entertain the 500 invited guests who each paid at least $2500 a ticket. FULL POST
The President spends the morning in his regular daily briefing at the White House before heading in the afternoon to NYC for a series of political fundraisers with former President Bill Clinton. These aren't the first fundraisers scheduled with the President and the former President. Clinton joined Obama at the home of Terry McAuliffe’s in April and raised $2.1 million.
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