Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga join Clintons at NC State midnight rally

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – At the final rally of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, A-list celebrities and thousands of her supporters packed into Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.

Clinton urged people to turn out to vote today and made the closing argument of her campaign, saying that North Carolina is key to winning the election.

With just hours to go before polls opened in North Carolina, Hillary Clinton brought out some big names in entertainment who urged the crowd to get to the polls.

“I could never have imaged that I would experience in my lifetime that a woman would become President of the United States,” said singer Lady Gaga.

Along with Lady Gaga, DJ Samantha Ronson got the crowd moving.

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Jon Bon Jovi flew with the Clintons to Raleigh after a massive rally in Philadelphia.

“It’s very simple: North Carolina, you know that the road to the White House leads through your state. Be the difference you want to see,” Bon Jovi said.

As people waited to get in, state Republicans were outside with energy bars and coffee, saying Clinton isn’t energizing voters the way Barack Obama did.

“Republicans are surpassing the 2012 numbers in early voting. Democrats are not. Democrats are down,” said the NCGOP’s Deputy Communications Director Emily Weeks.

With former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea beside her, Clinton told the crowd that the choice could not be clearer.

“We don’t have to accept a dark and divisive vision for America. Tomorrow, you can vote for a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America,” Hillary Clinton said.

Democrats have said that Clinton can lock up the race by winning this state.

For her supporters, this rally was potentially a chance to witness history.

“It’s not every day you get to grow up and tell your grandkids, ‘I was there the night before.’ I get to see her speak the night before the election,” said Clinton supporter Emily Callicut.

“I think we have to remember America’s already great. And so I think she has a very optimistic point of view. She knows America’s great,” said another supporter, Aminah Thompson, of Durham.

Clinton will be spending election night in New  York City. That’s where she will find out whether her last-minute push here in North Carolina was enough to win her the Tar Heel state.

Clinton also stopped in Raleigh Thursday for a campaign rally with Bernie Sanders and musician Pharrell.

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