Over 300 supporters attended Downtown Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop’s fundraiser at Zeppelin Hall Thursday night, where they feasted on a special cake in honor of Fulop’s birthday.
The cake, according to a source at the event, featured blue frosting shaped to look like the Hudson River and a flippered figure resembling Fulop – a nod to the mayoral candidate’s TV ad, which the campaign unveiled this week.
Fulop’s event came one day after Mayor Jerramiah Healy held a fundraiser in Cedar Grove where donors avoided pay-to-play restrictions by writing checks to a secret independent expenditure account that can accept unlimited donations and doesn’t have to disclose its donors. Healy was forced to return the money.
“The difference between our campaign and the Healy campaign is evident from tonight’s fundraiser,” Fulop campaign manager John Thieroff said. “The people here tonight from every neighborhood in Jersey City are the financial backbone of our campaign. They support us because they know Steven Fulop and his runningmates will fight for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”