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Bernie Sanders Scores With Tickets to Broadway's 'Hamilton'

Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, paid a total of $334 for their orchestra seats, according to reports.
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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane arrive to see the show "Hamilton" in New York April 8.BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters

Despite running a busy campaign around the country, Sen. Bernie Sanders was not throwing away his shot to see the hit Broadway show "Hamilton" on his down time.

Following a day of campaigning in New York in his hometown of Brooklyn, the Democratic presidential candidate capped off the night by seeing the revolutionary hip-hop musical about the life of one of the nation's founding fathers.

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While the show is immensely popular — forcing fans to scour the Internet and wait a long time before snagging some of the high-priced tickets — Sanders' outing with his wife, Jane, took months to plan because he was so busy, his campaign told The New York Times.

While the tickets were easier for the Sanders campaign to score, the couple still paid a total of $334 for their orchestra seats — seats generally set aside for dignitaries and family members of the cast and crew.

According to the Times, Sanders bought a CD of the show's music during the break and took pictures with cast members on stage afterwards.

"Hamilton" star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who visited the White House recently and hasn't been shy about voicing politically-related opinions, mentioned the Vermont senator on his social media Saturday — sort of.

"Feel The Burr," he tweeted, referencing Hamilton's rival, Vice President Aaron Burr.

Miranda also posted pictures with other celebrities in attendance Friday.

Sanders' rival, Hillary Clinton, also saw the show, but last year when it was Off Broadway, a "Hamilton" spokesman said.