Clinton Campaign Relocates Planned Fundraiser at Deadbeat Rock Star's Mansion

July 1, 2015

The Hillary Clinton campaign had to relocate a fundraiser because the host, Jon Bon Jovi, refused to reimburse his local government for overtime pay racked up by police officers during a 2008 fundraiser for Barack Obama.

The campaign relocated a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Monday evening that was originally scheduled to take place at Bon Jovi's mansion in Middletown, New Jersey. The event was held at an inn in the town of Red Bank, just five miles away. Bon Jovi serenaded the crowd on acoustic guitar.

The relocation occurred after Middletown officials threatened to withhold police protection for the event due to Bon Jovi's refusal to reimburse the town for $14,000 in overtime pay for the police officers who provided security for a Barack Obama fundraiser at musician's home in 2008.

"These campaigns are leaving Middletown with hundred of thousands in campaign donations," Middletown Committeeman Tony Fiore said. "Traffic control and security is part of the cost of the event. Middletown taxpayers will not subsidize candidates of either Party."

When asked about the security situation, an official at the Middletown Police Department told the Washington Free Beacon to contact the town of Red Bank. An employee at the Molly Pitcher Inn told Free Beacon there was indeed security at the event, but Red Bank’s Police Chief was not available to comment whether RBPD provided officers for the fundraiser.

Clinton raised roughly $500,000 at the event, according to PolitickerNJ.