Tags: booker | christie | nj | governor

Report: Booker Considers Taking on Christie for NJ Governor

Friday, 24 Aug 2012 10:10 AM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J., is considering a run against New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie in 2013, according to The New York Observer.

Booker and his political consultant Mark Matzen are getting together with county Democratic chairmen to let them know about Booker’s interest, party sources told the paper. The mayor plans to make his decision by December, they said.

Many Democrats view Booker as their best – and perhaps only – chance to take down the popular Christie, who is giving the keynote speech at the Republican convention next week. Booker himself will speak at the Democratic convention in September.

Editor's Note: Will Obama Be Defeated? Vote Here!

“He’s the most viable candidate who comes to mind at this moment,” Charlotte DeFilippo, chairwoman of the Union County Democratic Committee, told The Observer. Influential state Sen. Ray Lesniak also supports Booker.

His candidacy is by no means a certainty, one party source says. “I don’t know what he ultimately plans to do,” this source told The Observer.

In May, the Newark Mayor upset President Barack Obama, whom Booker strongly supports, when he upbraided the president’s campaign for criticizing the private equity firm Bain Capital. Bain was co-founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Booker subsequently took back his remarks.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Top Democratic Aide Says No to Running a 2016 Hillary Campaign

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 19:33 PM

One of the leading candidates to manage Hillary Clinton's expected campaign for U.S. president in 2016 has withdrawn fro . . .

Atlanta US Attorney Yates Tapped for Deputy AG

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 17:46 PM

President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justi . . .

Allen West Says Goodbye to Florida at Holiday Party

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:49 AM

Tea party hero Allen West is making his final Florida appearance before moving to Texas. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved