By Jonathan D. Salant
The Jersey rocker will host a fundraiser for the Jersey senator at his East Hampton home on Long Island Aug. 18, Booker’s campaign said Monday. Tickets cost $1,000, with members of the host committee agreeing to raise at least $15,000.
The fundraiser was first reported by the New York Post.
Booker raised $4.5 million from April to June, and entered July with $5.4 million in the bank. Democratic rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg all reported raising more than twice as much money during the three-month period.
Through June 30, Booker raised $12.4 million, including $2.7 million transferred from his Senate committee.
He did get enough donations from individual donors to qualify for the next two presidential debates in September and October.