Hillary Clinton Campaign Says Katy Perry Donated Concert Time at No Cost

Clinton Campaign: Katy Perry Donated Time
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The campaign of Hillary Clinton says that Katy Perry donated her services to the campaign at no cost, with nearly $70,000 paid to her production company in December covering production expenses from a concert appearance for the candidate.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that the Clinton campaign paid Kitty Purry Inc., Perry’s production company, that sum in December for “event production.” Perry performed a concert for Clinton in Des Moines in October.

“Katy Perry has voluntarily donated her time and energy to the Hillary for America campaign at no cost, and we are extremely grateful for her support,” said Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin. “In compliance with campaign finance rules, basic production costs have been paid for by the campaign. Any suggestions to the contrary are wildly off base.”

But the payment buzzed around the Internet on Friday, with the inference being that Perry got paid to perform or was cashing in on her endorsement.

In fact, Perry indicated she would endorse Clinton in 2014, when she met Clinton at a reception at CAA and later said on her Instagram account that she would even write a song for the former Secretary of State.

In the grand scheme of pop star salaries, $70,000 is a pittance. The campaign is under an obligation, though, to pick up costs at a certain point. Federal election laws allow volunteers to donate personal services to a candidate, but other costs they incur can be treated as in-kind contributions if not paid for by the campaign, and count against the $2,700-per-individual limit. Ultimately, it’s up to the campaign to decide if the return on investment is worth it. Apparently so: Perry is booked to appear with Elton John at a Clinton campaign fundraiser next month at Radio City Music Hall.

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  1. eddie willers says:

    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Katy Perry, so pretty, so stupid.

  2. Trollimo says:

    Spread it around go viral! Phase 2 of this political revolution is electing new politicians to office and not re-electing the Democrat establishment currently supprting a rigged political and entertainment system. Fascism is a driving force to the Clinton machine. Stay tuned lists of grass roots organizations supporting are going to working to make sure our politicians work for us, in public office. Big money in politics must end. We cannot afford to lose to the GOP or turn the country over again to political dynasties with hidden agendas and dark money interests. Throughout history common people n fascist countries were always unsuspecting they were being manipulated. To volunteer and join Bernie Sanders go to the website.
    His new economic plan is gaining praise from professors in the U.S., France and journalists. As President Bernie forces corporate lobbyists and private business out from public offices they will boost the private sector by adaption and drive up competition. He is going to collect on the 76 billion dollars Wal-Mart has stashed in tax havens. Wal-Mart are clients of Hillary’s business partners. There’s more…billions upon billions more, the Clintons made the world a playground for the wealthy and skimmed off the top, using public office.

  3. Trollimo says:

    So happy for Bernie is now declared the frontrunner via Fox polls and new poll via Quinnipiac shows Sanders beats all GOP candidates by a good margin, Clinton loses to GOP candidates in the same poll but beats Trump by 1 point. As with midterms 2014 many Democrats wont bother to vote if Hillary were elected. Democrats lets not lose the general election.

  4. Jacques Strappe says:

    As is always the case, the only ones creating “buzz” of character defamation,are the old white dudes who fear Mrs. Clinton, all Republicans and now Bernie Sanders and his obnoxious “bro” supporters..

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