Eric Clapton Performance Raises $2.2 Million for Kennedy Campaign
LOS ANGELES, CA—SEPT. 19, 2023—Last night, rock-and-roll legend Eric Clapton and his band performed at a private fundraiser in support of Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The event raised $2.2 million — $1 million for the campaign and $1.2 million for a PAC supporting Kennedy. The once-in-a-lifetime musical performance took place at a private estate in Brentwood near Los Angeles.
“I am deeply grateful to Eric Clapton for bringing his musical artistry and rebellious spirit to my gathering in Los Angeles last night,” Kennedy said.
“I sometimes think that in our divided society, it is music rather than any kind 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 limitless power of human beings to overcome any obstacle.”
Three weeks ago, Clapton addressed Kennedy in a video where he shared his excitement for the gig for “truth, unity, peace, and posterity.”
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