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Mitt Romney Event

Drops $500k on Journey Concert

8/26/2012 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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ANY WAY YOU WANT IT ... is exactly what the band Journey said when they were offered $500,000 to play a campaign event for Mitt Romney ... and they accepted, TMZ has learned.

Sources tell TMZ ... the shin-dig is set to go down at a private fundraising party in Tampa, FL on Thursday night while the Republican National Convention is in town. We're told the American Action Network threw down a whopping $500,000 to secure the 90-minute set.

Sources tell us ... Journey is NOT making a political statement by accepting the offer and made it clear -- it's just another gig.

Recently divorced Michaele Salahi will also be there (with an invite, no less) to cheer on her rocker boyfriend, Neal Schon.

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Wow ...    

must be nice to drop half a mill for 90 mins of entertainment.

600 days ago
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DopeLikeCoke    

For 500k, I'd preform at a KKK rally.

600 days ago
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Wow ...    

And dang, what kind of money is he going to bring in, if he is going to spend that for a band?

600 days ago
4.

sidithers    

But thats Paul Stanley and Jenny McCarthy
WTF?

600 days ago
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myopinion    

That's right Journey make it clear it 's NOT because you are voting for Mitt...That money could have went to a well deserved charity or cause. SAD SAD SAD he can spend half a million on a band for 90 min...WASTE of money I could imagine what he would do in the White House. Obama 2012

600 days ago
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girlnamedsue    

No Steve Perry, no Journey. Just another tribute band. No David Lee Roth, no Van Halen, get the picture???

600 days ago
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Ali    

Ugh......WHY would Romney hitch his train to Journey now that those two losers Salahi/Schon are involved? Does he not have advisors? Do they not warn him away from this type of crap? Are there any politicians that can make good judgements anymore? Obama is a goof, Romney is a goof. The new VP candidate, Ryan seems to have more brains than any of them which means he's due for a big screw up soon. So sad. I'm sick of ALL of them. Will only vote for Romney to get rid of Obama. Am not a fan at all!

600 days ago
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Majestik    

This doesn't make any sense to me. You are having a fund raiser but slamming down big bucks. At that amount he'd have to raise at least 2 mil to be worthwhile. SMH, I don't understand politics.

600 days ago
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esq777    

If Willard Romney figured out a way to take a $70,000 tax deduction for his wife's "dancing horse" as "therapy," then you can bet that this $500 grand will get deducted somehow. Maybe as a charitable donation to the needy.

600 days ago
10.

Hollywood    

I believe that Mitt could book Lindsay Lohan for much less than $500k.

Probably a few grams of toot and a few martini's would do the trick....Speaking of tricks......

600 days ago
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elpablo    

That is NOT OK. I'm sure Czar Obama would rather that money go to some sort of welfare program! Not cool Romney!

600 days ago
12.

Jordan    

Mitt hired Journey because he is hot for Michaele and he wants to bang her back stage.

600 days ago
13.

bob    

How much do you want to bet that Issac will kick Tampa's a$$ and they will have to cancel and have to pay anyway. Doesn't anyone read the weather report?

600 days ago
14.

RomneyIsACurse    

Romney is a curse on mankind. Kill this retard before he has a chance to get elected.

600 days ago
15.

Laurin    

ROMNEY 2012

600 days ago
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