NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/ AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker is planning to enter the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Frank Lautenberg, a member of Booker’s campaign staff said Friday.
The staff member said Booker plans to announce his entry into the race Saturday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the plans ahead of the official announcement.
Booker had been expected to run. He announced last year that he was considering seeking the office in 2014, and he has been raising money for a run.