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NJ Democratic Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, on his candidacy for NJ's open Senate seat.

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Cory Booker

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Comments [6]

jawbone

OK, second try: Rush Holt. Maybe my comment will show up, but who can tell?

Aug. 12 2013 11:41 AM
jawbone

I fear that Booker is an outstanding Corporatist and will NOT follow through on the brave and fine words he speaks about working for the poor or lower economic quintiles. His money comes from...Wall Street...some from Silicon Valley?

Who's he going to work for when he's in office?

I'm voting for Rush Holt. He's spoken out and worked for the things I value: Single payer, remedeiation of our energy policy to actually try to reduce carbon emissions and, if at all possible, mitigate climate change (it's too late to stop it, of course, thanks for our lack of leadership for the past decades), fair distribution of wealth. And much more.

Plus, he understands science and we sure need more people like that in the Senate, where there are some real crazies in terms of what constitutes reality.

Aug. 12 2013 11:39 AM
Dan

Your listeners should read "Anybody But Cory Booker"

crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/nj-voters-pick-anybody-cory-booker

Aug. 12 2013 11:33 AM
Joe from nearby

Will "Senator" Booker bring home more federal dollars that NJ sends off to D.C. (so they can get redistributed to red moocher states)?

NJ is near the bottom for getting its money back. What will Booker do to get back more?

Aug. 12 2013 11:10 AM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

Cory Booker is aiming low and it is up to the voters of NJ to help him.

The one Democrat with enough marquis value to actually take the statehouse in 2017 is Cory Booker. Most voters cannot even think of another likely democrat for the seat.

By running for the Senate, Cory is breaking his promise to the citizens of Newark to finish his term and sunsetting his own ambitions for the presidency. Be serious, the last successful senator (before Obama) to gain the White House was LBJ!

Vote ABC - Anybody but Cory - in tomorrow's primary and prepare to support him for NJ Governor in 2017!

It's what's best for Newark, it's what's best for NJ and it's what is best for the U.S.A.

Aug. 12 2013 10:52 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Who starts a private company while they are mayor?.....BOOKER

Who gives connected money guys the stock options to get in on this early (oh, gosh, but they are on OUR side of the political spectrum so it's OK)?........ BOOKER

Who put the 14 YEAR OLD SON of CNN's Jeff Zucker on this board (!) and gave him stock options (presumable to buy some new pencils for school)??!!.......BOOKER

Who admitted that Newark is still an absolute mess?........BOOKER

Who then implied (ala Obama), that it would have been even worse without him?........BOOKER

This has actually achieved VERY little ....(he is lucky Mark Zuckerberg needed a high profile charity on his CV) ....and everyone is just sticking to their pre-written encomiums. The script is that he is a "prodigy" and some people are even projecting this guy as a VP candidate!!!!
LOL, we've just been down that path and aren't doing very well.

(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324522504579001222724961690.html)

Aug. 12 2013 10:06 AM

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