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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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realhousewivesbh    

Best choice was Journey. good for Romney to secure it. also, good songs Journey does for Michaela's ex too, ..........Seperate Ways, keep on running,

727 days ago
17.

KnuckleDragger    

"The Who" were considered, but then someone reminded Romney they might sing "Won't Get Fooled Again"...

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

727 days ago
18.

Tookie Topbox    

and I'm voting for this jack@ss in Nov???? No fücking way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

727 days ago
19.

HumanNature    

OBAMA 2012

727 days ago
20.

Rev.LaLa    

Journey should take the money and donate it all to Planned Parenthood, that's what I would do.

727 days ago
21.

Seymour Bluffs    

Never mind the 500K, he is supposed to be all holier than thou yet he is willing pay a band whose guitarist slept with and then ran away with another mans wife..Isn't that a sin???

727 days ago
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kitnplayn    

VULGAR. THERE ARE AMERICANS GOING WITHOUT FOOD, MEDICINE AND BASIC NECESSITIES, AND THESE AZZHOLE POLITICIANS ARE BLOWING HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO PAY FOR MUSIC. THAT IS THE ULTIMATE SLAP IN THE FACE TO ALL THE STRUGGLING REPUBLICIANS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO GETTING THEIR PARTY ELECTED, JUST SO THEY CAN ELECT A BUNCH OF GREEDY, SELF-SERVING POLITICIANS TO STEAL FROM THEM AND DICATE YOUR LIVES. YOU ARE SHEEP, AND NOT EXACTLY THE SMARTEST OF THE SHEEP. COME TOGETHER AND BAN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF YOUR GOVERNMENT. RUN IT LIKE A CORPORATION. POLITICIANS HAVE INVADED GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY, AND WE DON'T NEED THEM. THEY CREATE JOBS, PENSIONS AND CELEBRITY FOR THEMSELVES, NOT FOR YOU. TELL 'EM TO GO GET A REAL JOB. THEY ARE WHITE COLLAR THIEVES.

727 days ago
23.

Anya    

This in itself is reason enough NOT to vote for him! If he's so reckless with his own money imagine what he'd do with ours.

727 days ago
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kitnplayn    

.....AND JOURNEY, you are s***. You were whining last week about Romney using your song without permission. After they "stole" it from you, then you let them hire you. You should have refused their dirty money, if you had any respect for yourself or your industry, and sued them for using your song illegally. But no, you have no character as human beings. You are just like the rest of American society, selfish, stupid, uncommitted to doing the right thing, because you are selfish, arrogant and stupid like sheep. I guess you can't expect much from a dirty homewrecker.

727 days ago
25.

verlinda    

I hope the Hurricane blew all their asses into the Ocean

727 days ago
26.

Greg    

Romney 1980

727 days ago
27.

Sue    

Band is waaay too old.

727 days ago
28.

R    

Journey USED to be good. Couldn't he get a better gig?

727 days ago
29.

WilliamIpad2    

This is an insult to the American people.... Trash on Trash... President Obama is going to sweep him up in November.

727 days ago
30.

moveover    

Someone should tell Romney that these guys haven't had a hit in 30 years and that was with a singer who isn't even with them anymore. They probably would have done this gig for $10,000.

727 days ago
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