RALEIGH, N.C. — Hillary Clinton capped off 18 months of campaigning with a star-studded midnight rally in this crucial battleground state.
"This election will end but our work together will be just beginning," she said to a deafening crowd at North Carolina State University. "We have to bridge the divides in this country."
Pop star Lady Gaga and New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi performed before Clinton took the stage. Afterward, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton spoke briefly to introduce the Democratic nominee.
"She stands before us proud, like a lady," Gaga said. She's ready to be president."
Clinton said this kind of night was "worth staying up for."
Gaga had tears in her eyes throughout the former secretary of state's speech, and Bon Jovi beamed, especially when Clinton referenced one of his songs.
"Between now and the time the polls close tomorrow, we are going to be 'livin' on a prayer," she said.
The stop came at the end of a marathon day that included campaign events in stops in Pittsburgh, Allendale and Philadelphia. From here, Clinton will head back to Westchester, where she will be greeted by supporters and staff on the tarmac.
Shortly thereafter, Clinton is expected to cast her vote at en elementary school in her hometown of Chappaqua, New York.