New York City mayoral candidate Scott Stringer got a fundraising boost from one of his more glamorous supporters, Scarlett Johansson.
The actress helped raise money for the Manhattan borough president's 2013 mayoral campaign at The Plaza Hotel Monday, with tickets ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, the New York Post reported in September. A second fundraiser was held that evening at hotelier Sean MacPHerson's Jane Ballroom in the West Village, where tickets went for $50 to $1,000, according to the Post.
Scott's passion for New York is contagious, Johansson told the Post in September. We share a love for this city's diversity and culture. As a native New Yorker with a political history dedicated to community development, Scott's priorities echo my own.
Johansson is not the only star to glam up staid local politics. Actor and Brooklyn resident Steve Buscemi in 2009 endorsed Bill de Blasio's successful campaign for the office of Public Advocate, a position known as the city's ombudsman; Matt Damon an Fight Club star Edward Norton in 2010 raised cash for a New York State Senate candidate in Manhattan; and Big Love actress Chloe Sevigny hosted a party in 2009 for a group that backs politicians who support the city's nightlife industry.
Even Mayor Ed Koch had a high-profile public companion in former Miss America Bess Myerson, who was on the campaign trail during his 1977 campaign.
Here are other photos from Johansson's fundraiser.