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I had long suspected that Senator Tom Harkin (D. IA) was gearing up for another run to keep his Senate seat in 2014.  This news just proved my suspicions:

Sen. Tom Harkin is getting ready, once again, to party — and raise some serious moolah — with Lady Gaga.

Almost exactly two years after his much buzzed-about first event featuring the pop diva, the Iowa Democrat’s campaign committee is holding another Gaga-centric fundraiser.

An invite to the Feb. 25 concert at Washington’s Verizon Center, posted on the Sunlight Foundation’s site,, says individual donors can pay $3,000 for a pair of tickets to the “Born This Way" singer’s show and a VIP reception with Harkin. The cost jumps to $3,500 for political action committees. - The Hill, 1/9/13

Lady Gaga has been strong, vocal advocate for marriage equality and gay rights.  Harkin has had a long record defending the rights of the LBGT community but came out in support for marriage equality in 2009, a year after gay marriage was legalized in Iowa.  Harkin has also been leading the effort to repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) where the federal government has legally recognized marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  I'm glad to hear that Lady Gaga, who's music I enjoy, is back to help raise money for a great public servant like Tom Harkin.  Now if you can't attend the even that Gaga is playing for Harkin, how about donating to Harkin's campaign directly?

P.S. I normally don't do this but since this is an entertainment themed diary, I will take the time to shamelessly promote my own work.  I write sketch comedy that gets feature on Funny Or Die.  If you need a good laugh this Sunday morning, take a moment to check out my newest video, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN'S ACTING REEL:

Originally posted to pdc on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party and Jim & Melanie in IA.

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