Saying it’s obvious the war on drugs has not worked, Newark Mayor Cory Booker called Wednesday for an end to minimum sentencing for low-level drug offenders.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will be among the headliners for a Hollywood fundraiser on behalf of New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker, according to a published report.
Booker, a Democrat, won last week’s primary and will face Republican Steve Lonegan in the special general election October.
The Oct. 16 special election will determine who completes the last 15 months of Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.
The wife of Republican New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan would like Oprah Winfrey – a major supporter of Democratic rival Cory Booker – to get to know her husband and his story.
Democrat Cory Booker was set to face Republican Steve Lonegan for the U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey following the primary this week, and an expert said Booker will likely cruise to victory.
The New Jersey U.S. Senate special election primaries were called Tuesday night for Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.
Booker’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissiehe, called the posting “offensive and fundamentally out of step with New Jersey values.”
The tweet showed a map labeling Newark as “West Africa,” “Guyana,” among other places.
The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday shows 54 percent of likely Democratic primary voters support the Newark mayor.
At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.
Booker holds a commanding 40-point lead in the latest Quinnipiac University poll in the race to fill late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat.
Bonnie Lautenberg also took a few mild swipes at Pallone’s chief Democratic competitor in next month’s primary, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as a candidate whose numerous TV appearances and celebrity connections won’t necessarily translate to effective governing.
The Monmouth University survey released Tuesday shows Booker with the support of 49 percent of Democrats likely to vote in the Aug. 13 primary. His closest competitor, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, got 12 percent.
“It’s time that we have voices in Washington that are not about left or right, but really about getting problems solved, bringing people together, and really making progress,” Booker said Wednesday.