Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Explore Senate Run
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Newark Mayor Corey Booker says he'll explore a run for U.S. Senate in 2014. The seat is currently held by Frank Lautenberg, 88, who hasn't said he'll resign.
Booker's move means he won't be challenging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Senator Lautenberg's office deflected questions about the senator's future plans. "Senator Lautenberg is focused on passing a critical disaster relief bill for New Jersey and addressing America's broken gun laws," a statement from the office read. "This is not the time for political distractions and the Senator will address politics next year."