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Jay-Z and Beyonce to hold fundraiser for Obama in NYC

  • Nov. 2, 2008: File photo shows Jay-Z, right, speaking to Sen. Barrack Obama, D-Ill., supporters as Diddy, center, and Russell Simmons, left, look on during a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama in Miami. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is getting a boost from pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z. The superstar couple will hold a fundraiser with Obama on Tuesday at a swanky New York nightclub that Jay-Z owns.

    Nov. 2, 2008: File photo shows Jay-Z, right, speaking to Sen. Barrack Obama, D-Ill., supporters as Diddy, center, and Russell Simmons, left, look on during a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama in Miami. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is getting a boost from pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z. The superstar couple will hold a fundraiser with Obama on Tuesday at a swanky New York nightclub that Jay-Z owns.  (AP)

  • Jan. 20, 2009: File photo shows Beyonce,left,  singing as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama finish their dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is getting a boost from pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z. The superstar couple will hold a fundraiser with Obama on Tuesday at a swanky New York nightclub that Jay-Z owns.

    Jan. 20, 2009: File photo shows Beyonce,left, singing as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama finish their dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is getting a boost from pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z. The superstar couple will hold a fundraiser with Obama on Tuesday at a swanky New York nightclub that Jay-Z owns.  (AP)

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is getting a boost from pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z.

The superstar couple will hold a fundraiser with Obama on Tuesday at a swanky New York nightclub that Jay-Z owns.

Tickets are $40,000, but the campaign says a small donation lands a chance to win two tickets -- airfare and hotel included.

Beyonce says in an email to Obama's supporters that she's a huge fan and will do whatever it takes to help him win a close race.

This isn't the first time the Obamas have teamed up with the A-list couple to promote each other's causes. Michelle Obama helped Beyonce with efforts to promote global humanitarianism, and the president appeared in a pre-recorded video earlier this month at a Jay-Z event in Philadelphia.

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