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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:29 PM

Cory Booker- 2014 NJ US Senator/2017 NJ Governor.

Any chance Booker-D runs for the US Senate(the seat currently held by Lautenberg-D) in 2014, wins the Democratic Primary and the November General Election. Then in 2017-when Christie-R is unable to run for re-election to a third term or his current Lt Governor is running for a first full term as Governor- Booker-D runs for NJ Governor in 2017 or 2021- gets elected to the NJ Governorship in either of those years. He appoints Donald Payne Jr. to suceed him in the US Senate in either 2018 or 2022.

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Reply Cory Booker- 2014 NJ US Senator/2017 NJ Governor. (Original post)
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 OP
SheilaT Dec 2012 #1
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #2
DrewSG Dec 2012 #3
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #4
tabbycat31 Dec 2012 #5
bklyncowgirl Dec 2012 #6
tabbycat31 Dec 2012 #7
bklyncowgirl Dec 2012 #9
brooklynite Dec 2012 #8
blueclown Dec 2012 #10

Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:34 PM

1. I don't live in NJ, so I haven't a clue

how Democrats there might feel about him, but to plan on running for the Senate, planning not to complete the first term but to run for another office inside of three years, is dishonest. At least in my opinion.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. I'd vote against him in a primary. If you're elected to the Senate in 2014 you shouldn't

be running for Governor in 2017.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. I'd prefer he run for Senate

The senate needs a more diverse look. The fact the only African-American will be a tea party member from South Carolina is shameful.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:06 PM

4. Booker's consideration of running for US Senator in 2014 instead of Governor in 2013 is that

He feels he has a better chance of winning in the November General Election in 2014 US Senate Race instead of the 2013 NJ Governors Race against Christie.
Christie-R is going to win re-election in 2013 and then become POTUS in 2017.
Booker-D is waiting to see if Lautenberg-D decides to retire in 2014. If he does retire- he waits to see if Pallone-D runs for the open US Senate Seat. If Pallone-D runs. Booker-D skips the US Senate Race and runs for Governor in 2017.
If Lautenberg-D does not retire- He challenges Lautenberg-D in the Democratic Primary- Booker-D defeats Lautenberg-D in the Democratic Primary and wins the November General Election. Booker-D,if he is bored with the US Senate- can run for Governor in 2017-when Christie-R is gone to Washington DC or becomes a lobbyist. or he can run for Governor in 2025 (Booker-D would have served 2 terms in the US Senate). 2024-2032 is the time Booker-D decides to run for Federal Executive Branch.
Booker-D running for US Senate in 2014 to gain Foriegn Policy Experience and he runs for Governor in 2017 to remind voters that he enjoys being an Executive.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:23 PM

5. Pallone is still interested in the senate seat

And he's the one I would vote for in a primary hands down (he's my congressman for another two weeks-- screw you redistricting!)

http://www.politickernj.com/61893/sources-pallone-reminds-democratic-party-chairs-interest-future-us-senate-bid

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:05 PM

6. I'm in the same boat. Redistricted out of Holt's district into Chris Smith's.

I had a congressman who I could trust to do the right thing. Now I'm going to have to make alot more phone calls.

I like Pallone too.

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Response to bklyncowgirl (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:56 PM

7. I am now in Smith's district too

And they fucked me over big time legislatively (30th district, which is one of the reddest in the state). If I had lived two miles north I would have fared a lot better.

AT a local meeting, I joked around that Bruce Springsteen is the only Democrat with the $$ and name ID to take on Smith. I'd love to see him run for that seat but don't see it happening anytime soon.

I never really called Congress much because I know that Pallone (and Lautenberg and Menendez) and I are pretty much on the same page on the issues and did not have to worry about his vote. I guess Smith's office will soon have my # on the don't pick up list.

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:07 AM

9. Mine too I think. nt

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:35 PM

8. I wouldn't vote for him...

...if he dumped his Senate seat after two years to run for another job.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:32 AM

10. Booker is not the only good candidate in NJ.

In fact, he's one of the weaker candidates. Barbara Buono and Stephen Sweeney have a better chance of beating Christie. NJ isn't Booker's fiefdom. He can't jump from post to post. He have many good representatives here.

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