Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu
BATON ROUGE - Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana.
The event is being advertised as an "Intimate Evening with Stevie Wonder." For $5,000, a couple also can attend a smaller "patron reception" with the musician.
Landrieu, seeking a fourth term, faces an uphill fight to re-election in the Dec. 6 runoff against her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
The fundraiser with Wonder could give Landrieu's campaign a jolt of cash in the final days, as she struggles to combat attack ads from outside groups supporting Cassidy.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Homeowners one big step closer to possible Silverleaf federal buyout program
Grease fire on Gardere
Popular furniture store closing after 66 years of business in Baton Rouge
Deputies investigating after two found dead in Prairieville apartment
Good Samaritan helped put out car fire after deadly crash with school...