It’ll be hard for a South Florida Democrat – at least those with a checkbook or credit card – to miss Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker this weekend. He’ll be everywhere.
The Democratic wunderkind begins his whirlwind of South Florida fundraising appearances on Friday night. It continues on Saturday and Sunday.
Booker isn’t shy about sharing his views on social media (Twitter, where he has 1.4 million followers, and Facebook, where his page has 138,000 likes) on television (“Meet the Press” and “Real Time with
He’ll opine on just about everything, from weighty issues like gun control to which Star Trek captain is his favorite. In a lengthy weekend Q&A on the online site
He had been expected to challenge New Jersey Gov.
The coming Senate race explains the South Florida appearances. New Jersey is an incredibly expensive place to run for office because it requires advertising on New York and Philadelphia television. And South Florida is home to plenty of big money donors.
His first event is a Friday evening cocktail reception with tickets ranging from $100 to $1,000 at the waterfront Victoria Isles home of Benjamin Lap in
The biggest event, at least in terms of dollars, is a lunch at the Palm Beach home of Christina and
Both events raise money for his Senate campaign committee.
Booker is also building support in the region by helping each of South Florida's county Democratic Party organizations raise money.
In Palm Beach County it's a Saturday Breakfast for $50 a person. Ticket details.