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D.J. Rand Paul gets help with karaoke fundraisers

This isn’t the usual political song and dance.

But it is a series of karaoke events, including one in Chicago, to drum up support for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who is expected to launch his 2016 presidential campaign on Tuesday.

Considering Paul has played the role of #DJRandPaul on Twitter, karaoke seems fitting.

Liberty Karaoke, which launched in 2013 to drum up support for pro-liberty candidates, is hosting events on Tuesday in at least 60 cities. The Chicago event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Brando’s Speakeasy, 343 S. Dearborn St.

There is no cover charge, but donations are accepted.

“We’re very eager to support Senator Paul’s 2016 campaign,” Charlie Vidal, an organizer of the Chicago event, said in an email. “As young voters and activists, we’re excited to join other activists in at least 60 cities across the United States to host events just like this.

“These events show that Republicans know how to loosen our collars and have a good time,” Vidal said. “Young people don’t have the disposable income to donate large amounts to candidates, but we can afford $10, $20, or $35, which is what we’re asking attendees to donate.”

Planning to go?

Might want to brush up on your Tubthumping by Chumbawamba.