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Britney Spears tickets used to attract donors for Edwards

Britney Spears tickets used to attract donors for Edwards

BATON ROUGE, La. (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.

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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