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KILLERS STAYING NEUTRAL IN 2012 ELECTION
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9/11/2012

They've performed at the White House during the Obama Administration, and they've met Mitt Romney, but the Killers are staying neutral and not endorsing anybody in the upcoming presidential election. Killers frontman Brandon Flowers told the U.K.'s Independent, "We've (as a band) always been neutral, so we just kinda stay out of it. None of us is planning any rallies for anybody."

Flowers and Romney are both Mormons, and when asked if that meant Romney thought he could trust Flowers, the singer replied, "Yeah, I'm sure. But I'm sure he's met with a few different people. But I think that's something that definitely made it a little bit easier to reach out to me."

Flowers said that the two "didn't talk too much" about their shared faith when they met, adding, "I don't think you shouldn't vote for him because of his religion. If you're gonna vote for somebody, you should learn about what their views are on things, and pick the guy that you identify with and believe in the most."

The vocalist revealed that he spoke mostly about taking better care of U.S. military veterans after they return home from battle. He and Romney met for lunch last year at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, the Killers' hometown.

The Killers played a July 4th concert for military families at the White House two years ago.

Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, said in a recent interview that the Killers were one of his favorite bands, along with the Beach Boys, Alabama, Aerosmith, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.

The new Killers album, Battle Born, comes out next Tuesday (September 18th).


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