Music & Politics

With 24 hours until Election Day 2012, music artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock, The Marshall Tucker Band and  Alabama’s Randy Owen,  are campaigning for their candidates.

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President Barack Obama with Bruce Springsteen at a campaign event in Madison, Wis.

Springsteen seems to be getting the lion’s share of attention today, with The Boss stumping for President Obama and the First Lady in Madison, Wis., Des Moines, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio, where Jay-Z is also expected to make an appearance.

Doors opened early this morning for the Madison event going on now. While admission is free, attendees needed to respond to an emailed RSVP in order to gain admittance.
Scheduled for tonight, the doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the appearance at Des Moines’ East Village.

Before Springsteen heads for Iowa, the Jersey rocker will appear in Columbus, Ohio, at Nationwide Arena this afternoon. With Jay-Z expected to attend, doors open at noon. Tickets were dispersed Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Several music artists are also getting the vote out for Governor Mitt Romney.

Appearing at campaign rallies in Ohio today will be Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, as well as Alabama’s Randy Owen, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Oak Ridge Boys and Little Texas’ Tim Rushlow.

But Romney may have saved the biggest name until last. Kid Rock will appear at the candidate’s final election rally, scheduled for tonight in Manchester, N.H., at the Verizon Center.

Finally, are you ready for one more poll?

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Performing for Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at The Square at Union Centre in West Chester, Ohio,

We wouldn’t blame you if you’re sick of political news, stump speeches and polls. But we have one more, albeit, totally unscientific poll to roll us into Election Day 2012. Please take the time to select your choice for President below.

And be sure to vote tomorrow.