Congressmen Holding Concert Fundraisers Could See a Beyonce Bump

The pop star's new album may help two members raise funds.

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From left, House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, Beyonce and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Reps. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, left, and Adam Schiff, D-Calif, right, are both holding fundraisers at Beyonce's Washington D.C. concert Thursday.

Talk about good timing. A bipartisan duo of congressmen may receive a Beyonce bump this week as Reps. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., are slated to hold separate fundraisers at the pop star's Washington concert on Thursday. These receptions are coming on the heels of Beyonce dropping a secret new album on Friday.

Schiff, whose California district includes Hollywood, is having a party hosted by defense contractor Raytheon's political action committee. (He's one of only two Democrats that PAC has given money to, according to the Sunlight Foundation.) Tickets to see the congressman and Queen Bey are going for $2,500 for a single and $4,000 for a set.

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The cheaper seats are with the GOP. Sessions, the House Rules Committee Chairman who is expected to face tea party challenger Katrina Pierson, is offering up tickets for $1,000. PACs purchasing tickets will be charged $2,500.

Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z were among the celebrities who raised money for President Obama during the 2012 election cycle, but that hasn't kept Republicans away. In July, when Beyonce was last in town, her concert was used for political fundraising by four members of congress, including one Republican. Her concert benefited Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill.

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