People usually go to concerts because they like the act. But 18 people had seats at Thursday’s U2 concert at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., because they like Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, enough to donate $1,500 each (or $2,500 a couple) to his campaign fund; the $160 seats were in Koch Industries’ box at the arena. The Irish rockers have distanced themselves from the political fundraising being done at their concerts. But Chuck Knapp, Tiahrt’s spokesman, said Thursday that Tiahrt has met with Bono and appreciates what the singer is trying to do on issues such as AIDS in Africa and world poverty. “They do share some of the same goals,” Knapp said. He also noted: “We won’t be doing any fundraisers at the Eminem concert.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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