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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:51 AM

Cory Booker To Run For Senate In 2014: Sources

Source: Huffington Post

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) will not challenge Gov. Chris Christie (R) in 2013, choosing instead to seek Democrat Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat in 2014, according to NBC 4 New York.

Sources told PolitickerNJ.com Booker would pass up the chance to challenge Christie, whose approval rating hit a high point after his actions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Booker called Democratic party leaders Thursday morning to inform them of his plans, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Booker said earlier he was "absolutely considering" a gubernatorial run, calling Christie "vulnerable." Elizabeth, N.J. Mayor Chris Bollwage (D) told The Huffington Post Booker's past uncertainty on his future plans had "frozen" the state's Democratic Party.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/cory-booker-senate_n_2338116.html



Smart. Sadly, Christie will probably be re-elected.

Ugh.

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Reply Cory Booker To Run For Senate In 2014: Sources (Original post)
onehandle Dec 2012 OP
iandhr Dec 2012 #1
SugarShack Dec 2012 #2
Ter Dec 2012 #3
onehandle Dec 2012 #5
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #4
msongs Dec 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #7
n2doc Dec 2012 #8
amandabeech Dec 2012 #9
forestpath Dec 2012 #10
Thedemdragon Dec 2012 #11
bluesbassman Dec 2012 #12
JoFerret Jan 2013 #13

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:13 PM

1. Cory Booker knows Christie would probably win.

This is a smart move on his part.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:13 PM

2. Govs have restrictions to keep them in line balanced budgets, etc. Booker will be great in Senate!!!

 

That is where restraint for the piggies is needed. He'll show them! Booker will be a national senate race and he will WIN! Go Booker!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. Awesome

 

Any chance he'll be ready to run for President by 2016? He's everything that can win.

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Response to Ter (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:51 PM

5. Might be too soon, although I would support him. I want President Warren first. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

4. unrec. Cory Booker is a whore for the big banks. nt

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:55 PM

6. sad to say that's standard democratic candidate qualifications these days eh? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:54 PM

7. Cory Booker will probably privatize whatever is left of Social Security after Obama gets done

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:49 PM

8. +1 n/t

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:51 PM

9. He really is.

I wish that he would change parties.

Let the Dems run an actual Dem for Lautenberg's seat.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:42 PM

10. Oh, goodie. Another corporate stooge.

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:40 PM

13. NJ politics

Always a mystery.
Booker is good although less than he seems and useless on education.
Christie is another matter and with his latest salvo about what it means to be an American he is clearly on to something useful/ valuable.

Blue states/ Red states: we are all Americans etc. (Such thinking seems heretical in the TeaBag nation.)

Real question is: When will mainstream GOP slice off (dump, marginalize the TeaBaggers?) Or is there no "mainstream " GOP left? While it is wonderful for the TeaBaggers to float off into never-never land we actually do need a loyal opposition. A one party government is not an ideal. And a factionalized demParty is not something we seek right now.

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