Cory Booker Ducks Fight for NJ Gov, Eyes U.S. Senate Instead
Thought to be likely challenger to Chris Christie, Newark's mayor says he'll look at the Senate in 2014.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker finally has revealed his political aspirations and -- surprise! -- they don’t include a bid for New Jersey governor. Instead, the superstar politician has revealed he will explore a 2014 race for the U.S. Senate.
Booker announced his decision on Twitter Thursday afternoon. He said he would definitely complete his second term as mayor of New Jersey's largest city. It is not clear if Booker would challenge U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 90, who would be up for re-election in 2014. U.S. Rep Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), among others, has also shown interest in running for a Senate seat.
Many Democrats believed Booker to be the best chance to unseat the ever-popular Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The fight for the governor seat between Booker and Christie could have been huge; particularly considering both men have become their party's respective favorites. (HuffPost)