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Biden set for star-studded Radio City fundraiser with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

NEW YORK — President Joe Biden is jetting into New York Thursday for a star-studded campaign fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall featuring a raft of celebrity performers and former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Pop superstar Lizzo, jazzy rap goddess Queen Latifah, and Broadway’s Ben Platt will perform and the three Democratic powerhouses will sit for a conversation moderated late-night funny man Stephen Colbert.

First Lady Jill Biden will kick off the gala event and some donors will get legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz to snap their picture with the three presidents.

The event is expected to draw thousands of big and small-dollar donors to the iconic theater in midtown Manhattan and amounts to the biggest fundraising shindig of the presidential campaign so far.

Biden’s campaign has kicked into a higher gear since he officially wrapped up the Democratic nomination and former President Donald Trump sealed the Republican nod.

The two bitter rivals are now set to clash in a November rematch of their 2020 contest even though most Americans say they wanted other candidates to run.

Biden and Trump are running neck and neck in early polls, with most surveys giving Trump a narrow edge in most of the swing states that will determine the election.

Biden and the Democrats hold a massive edge in fundraising, however, and they are trying to widen that gap with big-money events like the one on Thursday.

The Democratic National Committee reported having nearly $100 million in the bank at the end of February, more than double the GOP war chest.