Democrats swarmed tonight’s Red Bank fundraiser for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who stood by as pop rocker Jon Bon Jovi serenely serenaded her on acoustic guitar the day before Jersey Governor Chris Christie kicks off his “Tellin’ it like it is’ prez campaign.
The event was at the Molly Pitcher Inn.
The following people attended tonight’s soiree for Clinton: Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Democratic fundraiser John Graham of Fairview Insurance, Vice Chair Lizette Delgado-Polanco, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, Democratic Party operative Maggie Moran, Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Somerset County Democratic Chair Peg Schaffer, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, and many others.
Murphy chaired the event, a role worth $100,000, according to emailed invitations.
A source at the event said Clinton raised in the ballpark of half a million tonight.
Bon Jovi sang Wanted Dead or Alive and Living on a Prayer.
Booker introduced Clinton, who effusively praised New Jersey’s junior senator. Clinton spoke for almost a half hour, a source told PolitickerNJ, and took time to praise President Barack Obama’s South Carolina eulogy last week.