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Fri Jun 7, 2013, 12:30 PM

Cory Booker to make New Jersey Senate run official

Source: Yahoo News

The Ticket
By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 45 mins ago

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Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is set to make official what the political world has long expected: He’ll run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday.

A source close to the Democratic mayor told Yahoo News Booker was expected to announce Saturday that he’ll enter the special election primary set for Aug. 13. But the source cautioned that the event could be postponed because of heavy rains and flooding from remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea that were forecast for the region over the next 24 hours. The campaign was expected to make a final call on the event later Friday.

Booker announced in December he was exploring a run for Lautenberg’s seat in 2014, and had long been considered the front-runner in that race. But the special election could complicate his plans—in part because several well-funded lawmakers have announced or expressed their interest in running in what looks to be an increasingly crowded Democratic primary. Booker would have to make up financial ground quickly.

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Several other Democrats are also said to be eying the race, including Rep. Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver. Beth Mason, a wealthy Hoboken City Council member, is considering financing her own primary bid, according to the Star-Ledger.

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Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/cory-booker-jersey-senate-run-official-153922045.html



Cory Booker in a landslide. Future President here.

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Reply Cory Booker to make New Jersey Senate run official (Original post)
marble falls Jun 2013 OP
graham4anything Jun 2013 #1
alp227 Jun 2013 #4
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #2
Crow73 Jun 2013 #3
HiPointDem Jun 2013 #5
tilsammans Jun 2013 #6
tilsammans Jun 2013 #7

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 12:52 PM

1. I am voting for him. And I would like to see him as Hillary's VP, now it could be possible

 

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(whereas a Mayor being VP almost has never happened.)

Gotta make sure the voters get out for the primary

In the general it looks like Steve Lonegan is going to run, ultra conservative and ultra rich.
And he is a pal of the Koch brothers.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 09:23 PM

4. Lonegan?

I've heard of him as a gubernatorial candidate who ran against Christie in 2009. He was the mayor of this North Jersey town named Bogota, and a 2005 documentary film "Anytown USA" profiled his 2003 election.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 01:15 PM

2. Wait. Isn't he just another DINO?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 03:34 PM

3. That is great!

 

We need another Blue Dog corporatist flack in the Senate.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 06:17 AM

5. yeah, if you want a neoliberal privatizer in the pocket of big money, booker's your man.

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 01:56 PM

6. As a former, New Jerseyan, I'm intrigued . . .

I don't care for Booker's corporatist ties, but he is VERY electable, certainly vs. someone like Lonegan.

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Response to tilsammans (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 01:57 PM

7. And is a big supporter of LGBT rights n/t

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