The event is aimed at boosting Biden’s campaign in Texas, which is increasingly looking like it could be a swing state in November. A Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976, but recent polls show Biden neck-and-neck there with President Donald Trump.
Texas Fundraiser for @joebiden THIS Monday with @WillieNelson, @robertearlkeen @CecileRichards @BetoORourke @JulianCastro! Get your tickets here: https://t.co/wvKaxiaJxX #TeamJoe pic.twitter.com/RFawsBpggI pic.twitter.com/de1lhgRR1P
— Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) June 28, 2020
Along with Nelson, the virtual fundraiser will feature music from another Texas artist, singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen. Biden will also be joined by a handful of Texas political figures, Julian Castro, Beto O’Rourke and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. Tickets for the event are still available via Biden’s website for a minimum donation of $250.
On Monday, California Senator Kamala Harris announced her own virtual event in support of Biden, Get Up, Stand Up, taking place July 9th at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Described as a “dance party and conversation with our nation’s top DJs,” the lineup boasts Diplo, Jermaine Dupri, D-Nice, Hannah Bronfman and Beverly Bond, while DJ Cassidy will serve as the event’s moderator. Admission for Get Up, Stand Up starts at a minimum donation of $25.