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Booker Appears to Have an Unbeatable Lead

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Cory Booker continues to dominate the field, less than a week before the primary vote in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race to fill the seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.

A new Quinnipiac poll puts Booker at the top of the Democratic field with 54% of likely primary voters.

Congressman Frank Pallone comes in at a distant second, with 17%, followed by Congressman Rush Holt with 15% and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver with only 5%.

On the Republican side, Steve Lonegan leads private physician Alieta Eck 74-to-10 percent.

In a general election match-up between the two, the poll has Booker beating Lonegan 54-to-29 percent.

The primary is next Tuesday, August 13th.

The general election is set for Wednesday, October 16.

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Comments [1]

RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

Quick. Name another Democrat who will be competitive in THE 2017 NJ Governor race?

This year's special Senate election - as well as NEXT YEAR's scheduled election, is more or less a lock for the Democrats.

Corey is WAY ahead in the polls because most of the Democratic voters are going by name recognition ALONE rather than achievements. I am a good Democrat and want to suggest an alternative plan.

We let Corey complete his turn as mayor of Newark AND THEN run for Governor in 2017. We elect Frank or Rush to the Senate THIS YEAR. Their record of achievement makes either of them a great senator for workers, women, the environment --- y'know, citizens.

This idea only works if you convince other voters to let Corey stay and finish his term as mayor and THEN SUPPORT him in a run for Governor.

We have three days to spread the word!

Aug. 10 2013 02:17 PM

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