Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker demonstrated his advantage yesterday in the US Senate race, while also opening himself up to the very thing that aggravates his Newark constituents.
While the other Democratic candidates campaigned in New Jersey on the day signatures were due, Booker was in California, fundraising.
A Quinnipiac poll shows Booker in the lead. But US Congressman Rush Holt (D), who is in the running, doesn't think much of those predictions.
"This is an election out of the usual order of elections," Holt said. "There are only senate candidates on the ballot. And it's mid August. So anyone who says they can predict this should be regarded with skepticism.”