Bon Jovi, seen here at the opening of Red Bank’s JBJ Soul Kitchen in 2011, was back in town to host the former first lady and secretary of state Monday night. Below, an uncredited photo of Clinton posted on the Twitter feed of former New York Governor David Paterson. (Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Jon Bon Jovi “serenaded” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a $1,000-a-head campaign fundraiser in Red Bank Monday night, according to PolitickerNJ.
Actually, the report says pop-rocker, who has a home on the Navesink River in Middletown, “serenely serenaded” Clinton at the no-media-allowed event, held at the riverfront Molly Pitcher Inn.
The location of the event was not announced in advance.
From the report:
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 sand [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.
Murphy, who also lives on the river in Middletown, teamed up with Bon Jovi for a two-site fundraising evening to help raise $4.1 million for then-Senator Barack Obama in his first run for president in 2008. Murphy was Democratic national finance chairman at the time.
Politicker has up-close photos of both Bon Jovi and Clinton. The Asbury Park Press has video of the former first lady and secretary of state arriving at the hotel.