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Renacci Enlists Bon Jovi for Fundraising

The Democratic singer is a longtime friend of the Republican congressman.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 9, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

“A joint fun­drais­ing com­mit­tee for” Rep. Jim Ren­acci (R) “has in­vited sup­port­ers to join” him at Bon Jovi’s “two up­com­ing con­certs in the Buck­eye State. An in­vit­a­tion … prom­ises ac­cess to a ‘sound check view­ing’ be­fore the March 18 show at Na­tion­wide Arena in Colum­bus. A $2,500 con­tri­bu­tion is re­quired. Those who at­tend March 19 at The Q in Clev­e­land can have pho­tos taken with front­man Jon Bon Jovi, Ren­acci spokes­man James Slepi­an said. Guests will watch the con­cert from private suites.

“Jon Bon Jovi is known for his act­iv­ism — largely on be­half of Demo­crats. … The rock star and Ren­acci have been friends since own­ing fran­chises in the now-de­funct Arena Foot­ball League. Bon Jovi has con­trib­uted to Ren­acci’s cam­paign and praised him in a 2013 in­ter­view with USA Today. Ren­acci, who once quoted Bon Jovi lyr­ics in his weekly column, has used the band’s con­certs as fun­draisers in the past, Slepi­an said.” (clev­e­land.com)

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