Eric Clapton, Renowned Rock Legend, Raises an Astounding $2.2 Million for RFK Jr.

Rock and roll legend Eric Clapton recently raised an incredible $2.2 million for Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at a concert in Los Angeles.

This event, which took place on September 21, highlights the influence of celebrities in the political arena.

Clapton, known for his guitar skills and musical talent, performed at a private concert to support Kennedy’s primary campaign against Joe Biden.

The concert was not only a musical extravaganza but also a significant political fundraiser. Video footage of the event, featuring Clapton performing in front of a Kennedy 2024 banner, quickly went viral and further boosted the impact of this unique campaign event.

The private concert was a financial success, raising a total of $2.2 million for Kennedy’s campaign.

According to a campaign press release, $1 million was directly raised for the campaign, while the remaining $1.2 million was directed to a political action committee supporting Kennedy’s presidential bid. The high-profile event, with tickets priced at $6,600, showcased the fundraising power of celebrity involvement in politics.

Kennedy expressed his gratitude to Clapton in the press release, stating, “I am deeply grateful to Eric Clapton for bringing his musical talent and rebellious spirit to my gathering in Los Angeles last night.”

Kennedy also emphasized the unifying power of music in our divided society, suggesting that it has the potential to bring people together more effectively than intellectual agreements.

He further shared his belief that Clapton sees in him the possibility of bringing unity to the country because artists like Clapton evoke a buried faith in the limitless power of human beings to overcome any obstacle.

This sentiment aligns with Kennedy’s campaign message of unity and overcoming adversity, which resonates with many Americans.

The event was not just about music and politics; it also included socializing.

Clapton joined Kennedy and his wife Cheryl Hines for dinner at their home, along with music legend Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame, and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

However, it’s worth noting that Stills distanced himself from Kennedy after the fundraiser, stating through a spokesperson that he still supports President Biden.

This event highlights the significant role celebrities can play in political campaigns. The involvement of a rock legend like Eric Clapton not only raised substantial funds for Kennedy’s campaign but also garnered widespread media attention and public interest.

As the 2024 presidential race heats up, it will be interesting to see how other candidates leverage celebrity support to boost their campaigns.

This article appeared in Conservative Cardinal and has been published here with permission.

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