CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — One of the country’s most impoverished cities will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga.
Thousands of convention delegates have been invited across the Delaware River to Camden for an afternoon concert with the pop star.
Press is banned from the event sponsored by the man considered New Jersey’s most powerful unelected political power broker.
A spokesman for George Norcross says performer contracts prohibit press from being able to cover the event, which also will include performances by Lenny Kravitz and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Norcross is credited with working with Republican Gov. Chris Christie to help in redevelopment efforts in Camden, many partially funded through state grants and tax credits.