TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Late last year, Newark Mayor Cory Booker decided against a run for governor against the popular Republican Chris Christie.
Instead, Booker has decided to run for the U.S. Senate, but Sen. Frank Lautenberg has so far not announced any intention to retire.
The state’s junior senator, Robert Menendez, said “I’ll have nothing to say about the U.S. Senate race,” until Lautenberg makes a decision one way or the other.
Menendez told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney that he thinks Booker is a nice guy, but that “has nothing to do with the Senate race. I think you’re a nice guy, too!”