Sweeney fundraiser for Buono exceeds goal

Senate President Steve Sweeney helped raise more than $50,000 for gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono, according to a source.

The state’s top Democratic lawmaker hosted a fundraiser for the presumptive Democratic nominee Tuesday evening. The goal was to raise at least $50,000 at the event at Auletto’s Caterers in Deptford, Gloucester County.

Supporters paid from $500 to $3,800 to attend.

Buono is in the final month of fundraising before the June primary.  She is particpating in the state’s matching funds program, which pays her $2 for every $1 raised.

Sweeney fundraiser for Buono exceeds goal