Lautenberg cancels Springsteen fundraiser

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has cancelled a fundraiser at a Bruce Springsteen concert on Sunday evening after the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority decided not to seek his campaign premium seats at face value, according to a report from The Record’s Charles Stile. Lautenberg had asked for a block of 40 tickets the sports authority reserves from VIP’s and political insiders, which he planned to but for $108 each and resell them to donors for $1,500 per ticket.

“Senator Lautenberg has the responsibility to help obtain federal funding for the rail connection to and road improvements around the Meadowlands,’’ said GOP State Chairman Tom Wilson said in a statement printed by The Record. “His request for a special favor from the NJSEA to help his campaign looks like an old fashioned quid pro quo.”

Lautenberg cancels Springsteen fundraiser