Washington, WA — Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z will support President Obama as he makes his final speeches to voters in the most competitive battleground states.
On Monday November 5, the day before the next President of the United States is decided, veteran rocker Springsteen will perform and introduce Obama as he begins his final day of campaigning in Madison, Wisconsin.
Springsteen and Obama will then travel together to Columbus, Ohio, to meet up with rapper Jay-Z. The trio of Springsteen, Jay-Z and Obama, together with First Lady Michelle Obama, will all be present for Barack Obama’s very final campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.
The choice of Iowa for Obama’s final campaign appearance is believed to be a nod to the state where Obama began his journey to the White House – the president won the Iowa caucuses in 2008.
Obama’s campaign team have confirmed the president will return home on Monday night to Chicago, where he will remain on Election Day to watch the results roll in.
Springsteen and Jay-Z both backed Obama in 2008, and have been campaigning for his re-election in 2012.
In Springsteen’s case, the rocker left it late, waiting until October to announce his support. Yet he was quick to reveal his involvement in Monday’s event, tweeting:
Bruce + Obama on Monday in Madison, WI. Event is open to public but you must RSVP at barackobama.com/Madison2012 to attend. Doors at 7 am.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) November 3, 2012
Jay-Z, along with pop star wife Beyoncé, has repeatedly voiced his support for Obama throughout the 2012 campaign. Back in May 2012, the rapper talked about his support for same-sex marriage, a stance he shares with Obama:
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
Obama even appeared on stage with Jay-Z at the Made in America festival in September.
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