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.

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
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