Four United States Senators will be in Hoboken tonight for a high-dollar fundraiser to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is hosting the event, where about twenty donors are coughing up five-figure contributions to help Democrats capture control of the U.S. Senate in 2020.
Menendez raised more than $300,000 for the DSCC at the W Hotel tonight, the New Jersey Globe has learned.
In addition to Menendez, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, Catherine Cortez Mastro of Nevada and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut will be part of what’s been described as a private, intimidate dinner to discuss the party’s plans to oust Mitch McConnell and retake the Senate.
“Democrats are tired of the Senate enabling Donald Trump’s cruel and reckless policies. We are going to take back the Senate and end McConnell’s obstructionism,” said Michael Soliman, a partner at Mercury and Menendez’s top political advisor.
If Democrats win a majority in the Senate next year, Menendez would be in line to reclaim the chairmanship of the power Foreign Relations Committee.
Cortez Mastro chairs the DSCC, a post Menendez held ten years ago during President Barack Obama’s first mid-term election. Democrats held the Senate that year.
The road for Democrats to flip four Senate seats to give them the majority is a difficult one.
The GOP is defending seats in Arizona, where West Orange native Mark Kelly is running, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina. Democrats will need to win all four, while holding one of their seats in Alabama.