Elton John Raises $2.5 Million For Clinton

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign coffers are 2.5 million dollars richer, thanks to one of pop music's most venerable artists.

Elton John played a benefit concert for Clinton at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night.

The English singer, composer and pianist sang Clinton's praises before he sang his 1970 breakthrough hits "Your Song" and "Border Song." He declared, "There is no one more qualified to lead America."

Campaign aides say the cheapest tickets went for $125 and $250 and sold out quickly. The other seats were filled by fans paying as much as $2,300, the limit for an individual's contribution to a federal candidate.

Preceding John on stage were Clinton, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea.

Hillary Clinton struck a defiant, underdog note in describing her battle against Barack Obama, saying that, like the title of one of John's songs, she's "still standing."

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