PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 1980s pop star, a former governor, a senate hopeful and an actress walk into a gay bar – to encourage people to vote on Election Day.
Cyndi Lauper and former “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing are heading to a bar crawl in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood Friday. They’re joining former Gov. Ed Rendell and Democratic Senate hopeful Katie McGinty to hit some hotspots and urge folks to vote Tuesday.
According to a Facebook posting , the get-out-the-vote tour is being organized by the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club.
The festivities get underway at 9 p.m., with the four hitting six bars and changing locales every 30 minutes.
Campaigning in gay bars the weekend before an election is a bit of a tradition in the city, started by Rendell during his successful 1977 Philadelphia district attorney campaign.
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