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Springsteen with Obama, Kid Rock with Romney: Campaigns deploy celebrities for last push

President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen in Madison, Wis. Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/AP)

In the final, frenzied hours to Election Day, the campaigns deployed their big guns to woo voters. Which explains how Bruce Springsteen ended up on Air Force One Monday.

For playing rallies in Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa, the Boss and wife Patti got a lift from President Obama —the first time Springsteen has ever flown on the president’s plane. “It was pretty cool,” Springsteen told reporters on the tarmac. They hung out together in the conference room and chatted about a number of things, including the impact of Sandy on New Jersey. Then Obama called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the flight, then put the Springsteen superfan on the line with his musical hero.

“It was great to talk to the President and even better to talk to Bruce,” Christie told reporters.

Katy Perry performs before President Barack Obama arrives at a campaign event Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Morry Gash/AP)

Kid Rock and Congressman Paul Ryan last month in Rochester, Michigan. (Scott Legato/Getty Images)

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