Republicans’ New Fundraising Magnet: Justin Timberlake

Three Republican congressmen are hosting fundraisers at the singer’s upcoming show in D.C.

Singer Justin Timberlake (C) performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
National Journal
Matt Berman
Feb. 14, 2014, 7:16 a.m.

Justin Tim­ber­lake can help you tell your polit­ic­al chal­lengers bye, bye, bye.

At least that’s the hope of three Re­pub­lic­an con­gress­men who are host­ing fun­draisers at JT’s D.C. show, part of his “20/20 Ex­per­i­ence” world tour, at the Ve­r­i­zon Cen­ter on Feb. 24.

New York’s Mi­chael Grimm, North Car­o­lina’s Richard Hud­son, and Geor­gia’s Tom Price will all be hold­ing fun­draisers at the con­cert, ac­cord­ing to in­vit­a­tions ob­tained by the Sun­light Found­a­tion. But don’t get too ex­cited: The spots aren’t cheap. As Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s Sarah Mimms re­por­ted last month, the Price fun­draiser costs $1,500 for a single tick­et. Hud­son’s fun­draiser is a bit cheap­er, with an ask­ing price of $1,000 per tick­et.

The Grimm event or­gan­izers don’t list a tick­et price in the in­form­al in­vit­a­tion Sun­light pos­ted. But the event should be a nice re­prieve for the rep­res­ent­at­ive, who has already spent much of this year try­ing to move past me­dia at­ten­tion over his threats to break a re­port­er in half and throw him off a bal­cony. Grimm’s also un­der fed­er­al in­vest­ig­a­tion for cam­paign fin­ance is­sues. If there’s one mem­ber of Con­gress who could use Tim­ber­lake’s help to get a little sexy back, it’s Grimm.

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