Hollywood hosting second Booker fundraiser Monday night

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Democratic super donor Ron Burkle is hosting the event at his home, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and tickets cost from $1,000 to $10,000. 

The list of co-hosts for the event is longer than most Hollywood playbills.

Included are actress Jennifer Garner, producers Jerry Weintraub and J.J. Abrams, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, music mogul Troy Carter, entertainment agency CEO Patrick Whitesell, talent agency head Bob Gersh, Disney exec Sean Bailey, Netflix's Ted Sarandos, and former U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant.

It's the second major fundraiser hosted by Hollywood for Booker's Senate bid, and it comes about three weeks out from Election Day in the special election to replace deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).

Booker is the heavy favorite to win the race, and he has led his opponent by substantial double-digit margins in every poll. At the end of the last fundraising reporting period, in late July, Booker had amassed more than $4 million cash on hand.

His Republican opponent, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, is considered by most to be too conservative for the Democratic state. And despite an endorsement and campaign help from both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), he hasn't managed to gain much traction.

Lonegan is holding a counter-event Monday, called a "Night with the Stars of New Jersey," that features "everyday people that make New Jersey a great place to live" at a local restaurant in Booker's home base of Newark.

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