Cher helps raise $1.5 million for Hillary Clinton at Provincetown fundraiser

Mon. August 22, 2016 10:51 AM by Carlos Santoscoy

Cher on Sunday helped raise more than $1.5 million at a fundraiser and rally for Hillary Clinton.

The "summer celebration" in support of Clinton attracted roughly 1,000 people to the Pilgrim Monument & Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

According to the Cape Cod Times, Clinton spoke for about 30 minutes.

"Hillary was great," said Alix Ritchie, host of the event. "She was serious, to the point and funny. She was warm. She's a very warm person. And everyone was ecstatic she was there ...the spirit of the crowd must have lifted her too."

Gabby Hanna, a resident who attended the rally, said that Cher gave a "rousing speech about why she supports Hillary."

Others who attended the event include out tennis legend Billie Jean King, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, and former Congressman Barney Frank. Frank in 2012 became the first openly gay member of Congress to marry while in office.

Cher later tweeted that Clinton gave a "great speech."

"Great 2b w/her," Cher messaged. "Said it b4 ...don't care what any1 thinks..."

This was Clinton's second visit in a year to the tiny resort town known as a travel destination for the LGBT community.

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