Blaine to perform at political fundraiser

August 19th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under David Blaine


Blaine to perform at political fundraiser Maybe the speculation about David Blaine’s next stunt was wrong. Because, as maddening and dangerous as sleep deprivation or swimming with sharks (or swimming with sleep-deprived sharks) can be, it surely is safer than New York City politics.

Blaine will host next Wednesday a fundraiser for Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn and perform a few magic tricks. The New York Daily News reported that tickets to the event range from $125 to $5,000.

The street magic legend is the third celebrity to get involved in Aborn’s race against candidates Leslie Crocker Snyder and Cy Vance, Jr. Crocker has enlisted actress Kathleen Turner, and Vance is working with comedian Karen Bergreen, Anna Quindlan, Gloria Steinem and Oscar de la Renta.

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