Obama Campaign Deploys Marc Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers
(WASHINGTON) -- Two new Obama campaign Web videos targeting voters in Florida and Ohio underscore just how much the president is relying on star power to try to energize his base.
Singer-songwriter Marc Anthony delivers a message to Florida Latinos in the online spot, “The President Has Our Back.”
“Hi my name is Marc Anthony. Latinos are a force that can and will help decide this election. And it’s a good thing that we’ve got so much to say, right?” he says. “We have jobs, the economy, education. President Obama is on our side on all of them. We just have to make sure that he gets four more years to make more progress. The president has our back. So it’s time to let him know that you’ve got his.”
Anthony will host a fundraising reception and concert with President Obama in Miami Beach on June 26. Tickets start at $250 per person for general admission and run up to $5,000 for a photo with Obama.
Another video features the Red Hot Chili Peppers “rocking for Barack” in Ohio – a free concert the band held to reward volunteers who spent the day phone banking and knocking on doors for the president in April.
“They’re here because they care about their country and they want to win this election,” campaign manager Jim Messina tells the crowd from on stage.
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