Newark Mayor Cory Booker dabbed sweat beading his forehead, standing outside a home in New Jersey’s biggest city this week as he called for action to ease foreclosures. Then the three other Democratic contenders in a shortened U.S. Senate primary each got a chance to speak.
A four-way battle for the “heart of the Democratic Party” in New Jersey enters its first full day today as U.S. Representative Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver jump into the race to replace U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died last week.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker heads into tomorrow’s special-election primary with a commanding lead among Democrats for a U.S. Senate seat after rivals failed to overcome his celebrity and money advantage in the 10-week campaign.
New Jersey’s attorney general urged an appeals court to reject a challenge to Republican Governor Chris Christie’s decision to hold a special election Oct. 16 to replace U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died last week.