SLIDESHOW: Politicos and Gagas Gather for Scarlett Johansson’s Fab Fundraiser (for Scott Stringer)

  • Last night, Scarlett Johansson used her star power to host a packed fundraiser for Manhattan Borough President and likely mayoral contender Scott Stringer at the Maritime Hotel. In addition to the models and celebrities in attendance, there was also a small army of politicos, including former, current, and aspiring elected officials. Take a look at a tiny selection of those who couldn’t resist Ms. Johansson’s political party in the slide show on the left.

    (Photos via Patrick McMullan Company, Inc.)

  • Scarlett Johansson, Scott Stringer== SCARLETT JOHANSSON host party in Support of SCOTT STRINGER for Mayor== The Cabanas, Maritime Hotel, NYC== April 5, 2012== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Scarlett Johansson, Scott Stringer== SCARLETT JOHANSSON host party in Support of SCOTT STRINGER for Mayor== The Cabanas, Maritime Hotel, NYC== April 5, 2012== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Scarlett Johansson, Scott Stringer== SCARLETT JOHANSSON host party in Support of SCOTT STRINGER for Mayor== The Cabanas, Maritime Hotel, NYC== April 5, 2012== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Scarlett Johansson standing next to the man she wants to be the next Mayor of New York City.

  • Former Assembly Speaker Mel Miller was in attendance. Here he is standing next to Ms. Johansson.

  • Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta powwowed with the crowd too. They have a rather well known daughter named Stefani Germanotta, AKA Lady Gaga.

  • Community Board Chair and candidate for Manhattan Borough President Julie Menin was also there.

  • Radio host and possible City Council candidate Yetta Kurland, and Bronx State Senator Gustavo Rivera standing next to Gloria Pipagorsky.

  • When Scarlett Johansson speaks, people pay attention.

  • Scott Stringer's brother David standing next to Upper West Side City Council candidate (and V.P. of the Russian Tea Room) Ken Biberaj.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch model Heide Lindgren was also spotted in the room.

  • Audrey Gelman.

    Scott Stringer's press secretary Audrey Gelman was there, of course!

  • Political communications powerhouse George Arzt sitting next to Ralph Andrews.

  • Scarlett Johansson listens patiently as East Side Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh looks on.

  • Scarlett Johansson introduced Mr. Stringer as the “future mayor of New York City.”

    “I’m terrible at public speaking, so I wont be running for office any time soon, although Scott and I joked how funny it would be if I decided to run for mayor for 2013 and I just utilized all of this,” Ms. Johansson said as well, gesturing toward her body. “It’s not a bad idea, it’s a good idea for a movie actually.”

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