Newark Mayor Cory Booker Declines to Run for Governor of New Jersey in 2013

by Colonel on December 20, 2012

“Newark Mayor Cory Booker stirred the waters of two statewide political races Thursday, declaring he would not challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2013 and adding that he would explore a 2014 bid for a U.S. Senate seat currently held by a Democratic colleague.

“There is still a lot of work to do,” Booker said in a YouTube video he released Thursday. “And so, let there be no doubt, I will complete my full second term as mayor of Newark, New Jersey. And as for my political future, I will explore the possibility of running for the United States Senate in 2014.”

The Senate seat up in 2014 is held by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

“As I explore a run for the United States Senate, I look forward to consulting with Sen. Frank Lautenberg,” Booker said in the video.

” – John Schoonejongen and Michael Symons, Copyright 2012

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