The star tries to help his pal Janet Reno's campaign to become governor of Florida...

ELTON JOHN is to perform at a fundraiser for former US attorney general JANET RENO to aid her campaign to become governor of FLORIDA.

The star will play at an exclusive $500-per-ticket show in a Fort Lauderdale hotel on September 18, Billboard reports.

Democratic candidate Reno is attempting to oust Republican Governor Jeb Bush, brother of the US President and the man many feel helped push George W into the White House during the Florida votes scandal in the November 2000 Presidential election.

Reno and Elton John have been friends for some time. He invited her to his post-Oscar party this year. “He said he’d do anything to support her campaign,” a spokesperson said.

Reno also counts Martin Sheen, currently seem playing the US President in hit TV show ‘The West Wing’, amongst her supporters.