“In the waning days of the presidential campaign, surrogates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have fanned out all over. One is troubadour James Taylor, who, with his wife, Kim, has made over 60 appearances for Clinton….”
— From “James Taylor still on campaign trail” by Mark Shanahan in the Boston Globe (Nov. 3, 2016)
For an “intimate performance” at a Clinton supporter’s home this was a typical tab:
Fighter: $2,700 (includes ticket to the show).
Champion: $10,000 (includes photo with James Taylor).
Host: $27,000 (must contribute or raise that much, includes reception and photo with Taylor).
This poster, 12 by 17 inches, was issued for two California performances.
“Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail Thursday, four days after her near fainting spell, with little room for another misstep.
“The moment she took the stage, Clinton addressed the topic that has overwhelmed headlines since Sunday: Her health. She acknowledged to the Greensboro, North Carolina, crowd that being forced to stay at home following her pneumonia diagnosis at such a crucial moment in the election wasn’t easy to stomach.
” ‘As you may know, I recently had a cough that turned out to be pneumonia. I tried to power through it but even I had to admit that maybe a few days of rest would do me good,’ Clinton said, after walking out into a school gymnasium to James Brown’s ‘I Got You (I Feel Good).’ ‘I’m not great at taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but with just two months to go until Election Day, sitting at home was pretty much the last place I wanted to be.’ “