British rock star Clapton raises $2.2 million for RFK Jr. presidential bid
The fundraiser contributed $1 million to the Kennedy campaign and $1.2 million for a PAC backing the Democrat candidate.
British rock star Eric Clapton helped raise $1 million for Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign by performing at a private fundraiser Monday.
“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 Tuesday.
The fundraiser took place on Monday night and contributed $1 million to the Kennedy campaign and $1.2 million for a PAC backing the Democrat candidate.
“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," Kennedy said.
"Eric sings from the depths of the human condition," he also said. "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.”
Last month, Clapton put out a video in which he addressed Kennedy and expressed his excitement to perform and that the gig would promote “truth, unity, peace, and posterity.”