Booker heads to D.C. for April fundraiser

Newark mayor Cory Booker will head to Washington, D.C., next month for a fundraiser to raise money for his U.S. Senate run.

The April 1 event will cost supporters from $500 to $2,600 and will be held at the home of Katherine and David Bradley.  Bradley is the owner of Atlantic Media.

The event is sponsored by Vernon Jordan, former adviser to President Clinton; Emily Bloomfield, Byron Auguste, Maria Cuomo Cole – sister of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo – and Kristin Mannion.

The event is one of several planned in the coming weeks as Booker begins raising money for his much-hyped 2014 Senate run.  In addition to the D.C. event, Booker has scheduled fundraisers in New York City, San Francisco, Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In all the mayor has at least seven fundraisers scheduled in the coming months, accoring to his website.  Earlier this month, Booker held an event in Summit at the home of Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode, owners of Edison Properties. 

On April 25 Booker heads to Los Angeles, Calif., for an event at the home of film producer Jerry Weintraub.

A recent poll puts Booker up big over Democratic U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt.  Both congressmen have expressed interest in a run, but neither has officially declared his candidacy. 

As of the end of 2012, Holt had nearly $770,000 on hand, while Pallone had $3.4 million.

Booker heads to D.C. for April fundraiser