While Justin Jeffre was speaking at a Cincinnati rally in his bid for mayor, dozens of teenage and 20-something women were backstage trying to talk to his 98 Degrees bandmate Nick Lachey.

While Justin Jeffre was speaking at a Cincinnati rally in his bid for mayor, dozens of teenage and 20-something women were backstage trying to talk to his 98 Degrees bandmate Nick Lachey.

Lachey, husband of actress Jessica Simpson, made a pitch on stage for Jeffre's candidacy as the group reunited for a rare appearance together. "It's a very important time for Cincinnati," Lachey said. "Don't take it lightly. This is a big deal -- and this guy knows what he's talking about."

After Saturday's rally, the band, which hasn't appeared together in concert in four years, moved to a nightclub for a $10-a-person Jeffre for Mayor fundraiser.

Jeffre, 32, is one of seven candidates in the nonpartisan Sept. 13 mayoral primary; the two top vote-getters will move on to a November run-off.


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