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Cory Booker considering
runs for N.J. governor, Senate

CBS News, by Leigh Ann Caldwell

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/9/2012 5:30:09 PM

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker did not skirt the question nor pause for a moment when asked if he had aspirations for higher office. Booker said he is considering running for either the New Jersey Senate seat or governor. "I am absolutely considering running for governor, as well as giving other options some consideration." Booker said on CBS News´ "Face the Nation." He added that he is also considering a run for Senate. (Snip) If he instead chooses to run for Senate, it would be for current Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat. Lautenberg is the oldest sitting senator and would be 90 years old

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He may actually have an uphill battle against Christie. Lautenberg will be properly moved offstage (a la Jimmy Hoffa) if need be, to clear the way for Obama II.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 12/9/2012 5:32:02 PM     (No. 9056816)

He´ll be the replacement for Lousenberg.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/9/2012 6:25:13 PM     (No. 9056864)

Blacks are going to be running everything pretty soon. Not pretty.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smoolie, 12/9/2012 6:25:52 PM     (No. 9056867)

At least he is honest about being a democrat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 12/9/2012 6:27:16 PM     (No. 9056869)

Booker´s nothing but a sjowboat and pop culture political hack cashing in on what´s left of 0bamamania among the ignorant. Unfortunately, there are enough morons in NJ to elect this boob.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 12/9/2012 6:27:51 PM     (No. 9056871)

..........showboat...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/9/2012 7:13:04 PM     (No. 9056914)

I am with #4. He will use the Barack Obama formula to win higher office. I have no sympathy for NJ.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 12/9/2012 7:32:03 PM     (No. 9056939)

Go for both, Cory. You can do double duty as Guv and Senator, just like the state legislators who have multiple full time jobs on the side. Oh, and that quaint law that says if the Legislature´s in session, the other jobs must be fully paid is so reasonable. At this point, many have doubts that ´Granny´ Lautenberg can even locate NJ. He (and Menendez) surely never brought home the bacon from DC.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 12/9/2012 7:56:28 PM     (No. 9056955)

Politically, I can´t support a Democrat, but Booker seems like a mensch to me. Some time back, Lucianne Staff posted a wonderful clip of Booker speaking to a Jewish group as a must read.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/9/2012 9:24:24 PM     (No. 9057038)

I used to like Booker, but he´s turned into a typical sell-out dem since his star has risen. His latest stunt -- eating on food stamps -- is blatant false propaganda. And if he budgets his city the way he budgets his food buying, he´s not much of manager. Very disappointing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jjlizzie, 12/9/2012 9:44:59 PM     (No. 9057059)

Booker went to my HS after my time. He was a big time football recruit who blew out his knee at Stanford. He isn´t from Newark and is from a pretty wealthy town. There are McGreevey type rumors about him. I don´t know if they are true.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/10/2012 8:43:34 AM     (No. 9057419)

OP, there are SO many stories out here in NJ regarding red tape, bureaucratic snafu´s etc.....that the press is holding back on right now...........but if Booker announces, expect them to be run 24/7.........with nary a word on Uhhhhbama´s place in the promises.......

Booker will destroy CC, with the willing LSm right there behind him.....

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