Dems Use DAVE for VOTES

Tickets to comedian Dave Chappelle’s event in Detroit this month are being sold by a Democratic Senate primary contender in an effort to generate money for his underdog race against Representative Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.


Actor Hill Harper’s campaign, in an event promoted on the crowdfunding portal ActBlue, invited contributors to a live performance on July 11.


In a statement to the Detroit News, the Democratic candidate referred to Chappelle as an “old friend.”

Chappelle’s publicist informed Fox News Digital that Harper’s team had bought some tickets to resale for his election campaign, and that Chappelle approved of the concert being much like any of the comedian’s other scheduled gigs.


Fox News Digital contacted Harper’s campaign.


According to a poster, “Harper for Michigan” is funding the event, which will take place in St. Andrews Hall.


We are pleased to send you a unique invitation to an amazing evening with legendary comedian Dave Chappelle! See us perform live in Detroit on Thursday, July 11. The invitation states, “The concert begins at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM.


For as high as $3,300, guests may purchase tickets for the “Gold Circle + VIP Reception,” which entitles them to an after-show reception with Harper. The event’s least-priced tickets, which included balcony seating, were $250.


As is customary with Chappelle’s performances, cell phone use is prohibited during the concert.


Slotkin, a current member of the House who once overturned a Republican seat in the swing state, is widely regarded as the front-runner in the Michigan Democratic primary. The Cook Political Report, an unbiased political handicapper, has classified the state’s Senate race as “Lean Democratic” in light of Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.’s retirement.


On August 6, Michigan’s Senate primary elections will take place.


Former congressman Mike Rogers, businessman Sandy Pensler, and former congressman Justin Amash are vying for the Republican nomination. With the backing of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and former President Trump, Rogers seems to have a substantial advantage over his rivals. 


It is anticipated that Michigan will be crucial in determining which party will control the Senate and the presidential election in 2025. Some Democrats, including President Biden, have already voiced dissatisfaction with his handling of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza due to the state’s sizable Arab population.