Obama gives Bon Jovi lift on Air Force One to NYC


Bon Jovi flew from Washington D.C., to New York City as a guest of the president Monday, according to pool reports.

Joined by President Bill Clinton, President Obama will attend three fundraisers in the city Monday night—and expects to net at least $3.6 million in total, according to CBS News.

Bon Jovi will play at the second fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria, attended by about 500 donors. Entry to the event costs at least $2,500; entry to a reception for the event costs $40,000.

After the Bon Jovi fundraiser, Obama and Clinton will attend a concert at the New Amsterdam Theater. The show will feature performances by Neil Patrick Harris, James Earl Jones, and Angela Lansbury, among others.

Obama and Clinton will also attend a private fundraiser hosted by private-equity executive and Obama bundler Marc Lasry. Lasry defended both the private equity industry and his support for the president on CNBC’s Squawk Box last week.

UPDATE: According to pool reports, the Obama campaign paid for Bon Jovi’s transportation costs.