Rock legend Eric Clapton helped Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. raise $2.2 million at a private fundraiser in Los Angeles Monday night.
“Hey, Robert. Hello everyone. I just want to say that I look forward to seeing you soon at this concert for truth, unity, peace and prosperity with Team Kennedy,” Clapton said in a video message ahead of Monday’s fundraiser evening. “See you soon.”
The $2.2 million raised includes $1 million for Kennedy’s campaign and $1.2 million for a political action committee supporting the Democratic candidate.
Tickets for the fundraiser started at $3,300 and went up to $6,600. Kennedy thanked Clapton and his band for their performance at the private fundraiser in a statement released Tuesday. Kennedy said:
I am deeply grateful to Eric Clapton for bringing his musical talent and rebellious spirit to my gathering in Los Angeles last night. I sometimes think that in our divided society, it is music rather than any sort of intellectual agreement that has the most potential to bring us together again.
Eric sings from the depths of the human condition. If he sees in me the possibility of bringing unity to our country, it is only possible because artists like him invoke a buried faith in the unlimited power of the human being to overcome any obstacle .
Both Clapton and Kennedy have previously spoken out against coronavirus vaccines, Hollywood Reportr noted.
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