Cory Booker Eyes 2014 Senate Run December 20, 2012  4:10 pm

cory_bookerChris Christie can rest a bit easier now.

Popular Newark Mayor Cory Booker–perhaps best known for running into burning buildingsshoveling snow, delivering Sandy supplies, and getting Mark Zuckerberg to shell out over $100 million–has decided not to challenge Christie for the governorship of New Jersey in 2013. Instead, Booker is exploring a candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

Booker, a Democrat, was considered the best option to take down the popular Republican governor. Now, thanks to the influence of the White House, he’s instead set his sights on the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg-who, at 88, is the chamber’s oldest sitting senator.

A Senior New Jersey Official told Buzzfeed, “The White House weighed and convinced him to run for Senate. They viewed him as an asset they didn’t want to tarnish, and they wanted him in the Senate.” Booker is expected to announce his decision via Twitter.

{Andy Newscenter}

1 Responses to Cory Booker Eyes 2014 Senate Run

1 .Comment from Sushi

December 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm
Who said Lautenberg will retire? Demoncrats never yeild an inch of power, unless its Hillary Clinton running for something!


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