NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is holding a fundraiser for Democratic Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker's bid for the U.S. Senate.
Tickets for Thursday's event in Jersey City range from $1,000 to $2,600. Booker's campaign says about 200 people are expected to attend.
Winfrey dubbed Booker a "rock star mayor" on her show, and the two are friends.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his $100 million gift to Newark's schools when he and Booker appeared on Winfrey's TV show in September 2010.
Polls show Booker is the front-runner in the race to replace the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who was the oldest member of the Senate and died last month at age 89. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 13.
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