Friends show Cryan love at packed fundraiser

Friends and political backers of Assemblyman Joe Cryan (D-20) showered the lawmaker with fundraising love Monday evening at the Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub.

Among the guests honoring Cryan were U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20), state Sen. Nick Scutari (D-22), Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-20), Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-34), Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Raj Mukherji. 

Over 400 people attended the event.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie