Britney Spears Tickets Used To Attract Donors For Edwards

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Donate baby one more time?

         One of Louisiana's candidates for governor is trying to draw campaign donors with a Britney Spears ticket giveaway and backing from the superstar's mom.

         State Rep. John Bel Edwards, one of four major gubernatorial candidates and the only Democrat, released a fundraising email Wednesday that touted the Lynne Spears endorsement. The Spears family and the Edwards family both live in Tangipahoa Parish.

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         In the email, the Edwards campaign offers people who donate $50 a chance to win a trip to see Britney Spears live in Las Vegas. The winner gets two tickets to the singer's "Piece of Me" show, backstage passes, airfare and a two-night hotel stay.

         The fundraising solicitation encourages multiple entries.

         The winner will be announced Sept. 8. The election is Oct. 24.

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