Protests Greet Sen. Reid at NJ Fundraiser

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -
James Paul DePaola is dressed as Paul Revere during a protest Monday against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
James Paul DePaola is dressed as Paul Revere during a protest Monday against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Republicans turned a Democratic campaign fundraiser featuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid into a rallying point for local candidates.

More than 100 people protested outside the event Monday at a Cherry Hill restaurant, which was intended to raise money for state Sen. Donald Norcross, who is running for Congress. Tickets were advertised at $2,600 each.

Norcross’s GOP opponent, Garry Cobb, and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell said voters should elect candidates who are not tied to Reid.