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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    

Journey is my all time favorite rock band.
Michaele is a bonus to see.
Beautiful girl.

789 days ago
32.

Fibb    

Waste of money, I don't think Mitt heard the news, STEVE PERRY is no longer singing for the band, maybe Mitt its not to late to ask for a refund.

789 days ago
33.

BSweet    

But they are ADULTERERS. Isn't that ever so slightly against everything Mitt stands for? What a fu***n hypocrite. He's for sale. His "values" mean nothing to him and this proves it.

789 days ago
34.

Sue    

They are soo old they won't help Romney one bit and that is good. They could call Todd Aiken for the back up band to really make things perfect.

789 days ago
35.

esq777    

Nothing says you're in touch with the average American like blowing half a million on a concert.

789 days ago
36.

Blim Jameson    

Another reason why Silversun Pickups should be angry: Mitt wanted to use their music for free, but he's willing to give 500K to Journey.

789 days ago
37.

Virtual Insanity    

Hey Mitt, this isn't exactly what people mean by "taking care of the elderly." Though booking aging rock balladeers is a start, I guess.

789 days ago
38.

Chris    

I really wish Mitt Romney would start taking advise. This guy is off the chain. 500K for a 10K band. What does that tell you about how he spends other peoples money? He pisses of the British, the Palestinians and he's working awful hard on pissing America. Sad but Obama is going to kick his butt in November.

789 days ago
39.

Cool Breeze    

Well he just threw his money away, without Steve Perry that band sucks...

789 days ago
40.

kay    

Good for Journey to play this gig and not be so sensitive about political views!!!!

789 days ago
41.

Ivisu    

What a piker. Former candidate John Edwards spent $400 on his haircuts.

789 days ago
42.

Blacknwild    

AND TO THINK ALL THE WHITE RACIST WANT THIS DEVIL IN OFFICE. LAST TIME A WHITE MAN RAN THIS COUNTRY HE LEFT A BIG F'K UP. ALL PRESIDENTS NEED TO BE BLACK FROM NOW ON.

789 days ago
43.

Blacknwild    

THESE DUDE WOULD F'K UP THE COUUTRIES SPENDING AND PROBABLY GET CAUGHT UP IN A TON OF SCANDALS. SOMETHING JUST SEEMS ODD ABOUT THIS DUDE. PAPA ALWAYS SAID NEVER TRUST A WHITE MAN. AND ON THAT NOTE I THINK PAPA WAS RIGHT.

THIS GUY LOOKS EVIL.

789 days ago
44.

TIREDOFTRYING    

OMG IM LOSING MY HOUSE AND YOU WANT MY VOTE.I CAN CLEARLY SEE WERE OUR TAX DOLLARS WOULD GO IF YOU WERE TO BE ELECTED!WHY DONT YOU DONATE THAT MONEY TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP.S***BAG!!!

789 days ago
45.

HRH Prince Michael    

A microcosm, of the shameless -and craftily created-
disparity between a CONFIRMED Confederacy of Evil
("Corporate America", their well-placed and subservient Politicians, the state-serving Print and Broadcast "Media", AND "Religious" "Leaders"), and the Americans Citizens whom they impose their self-serving agendas upon.


"Republican Convention"? "Democrat Convention"? The Almighty God SELECTION:
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(Note: Many have reported above address CENSORED)


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Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
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The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

789 days ago
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