Senator Cory Booker is lending his star power and fund raising prowess to the Democratic Freeholder candidates who are looking to unseat Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich in November.
Booker is headlining a July 25 fundraiser for Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo at the Wall Township home of Gary and Linda Faraci.
All of Monmouth County’s Democratic mayors, including Tinton Falls Mayor Gerry Turning are listed as hosts of the fundraiser on the event’s invitation.
Turning, the mayor of a non-partisan town, distanced himself from his Democratic ties after Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal took credit for his unchallenged victory last November. The mayor has not returned our call inquiring into his new involvement in county partisan politics.
Tickets to the shindig are $150 per person for “Friends”, $500 for “Sponsors” and $1000 for “Co-Hosts.”
Luttrell has started to emulate Booker’s campaign style. The Senator posts motivational quotes, poetry and aphorisms, Bookerisms,almost daily on his social media pages.
Luttrell posted this heart warming sentiment on his campaign facebook page last week:
Let’s hope this is a sign that Luttrell has turned over a new leaf and embraced Booker’s message of love. After the nasty campaign Luttrell ran against Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso last year, when he came in last, a love based campaign would be a welcome change.