Booker Senate Campaign Hit by Claims of Broken Promises

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Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 02:04 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A blistering email sent to Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate headquarters complains that a number of his campaign staffers are being mistreated and that promises were broken by the campaign to help them find housing.

"HQ doesn’t seem to appreciate that the majority of the staff has made incredible sacrifices — financial and otherwise — to get here in the time frame they requested, motivated partly by the promise of safe and reliable supporter housing," reads the email, which was leaked to the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper.

"Obviously this was not the case . . . Then, after less than a week, HQ essentially told the staff, 'Well, we tried, it didn’t work out, you get paid, so figure it out.'"

The newspaper reported that two campaign staffers verified the authenticity of the email about the campaign’s alleged broken promises.

One of them told the Star-Ledger, "There are people paying for hotels or they are sleeping in their cars."

The email also claims some field operatives must walk for hours in the sweltering heat as they canvass neighborhoods.

Campaign spokesman Kevin Griffis responded in a statement to the Star-Ledger.

"As any campaign veteran knows, they’re working long, pressure-filled days . . . We’re confident this effort will identify and turn out the votes to deliver this election for Mayor Booker."

Booker hopes to capture the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg in a special election scheduled for October. His opponents in the Democratic primary next month include New Jersey Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt, and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver.

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