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Should Cory Booker Run for New Jersey Governor in 2013?

ABC News U.S. 2012/12/11 10:38:05
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It would be the main event of 2013. New Jersey has two of the most talented, high-profile young politicians in the country -- Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker -- and they may be on a collision course.

One is the brash, tough-talking, union-challenging Republican governor with sky-high approval ratings in a blue state. The other is the vegetarian do-gooder mayor who shovels snow on request from Twitter, undertook a "food stamp challenge" to raise awareness about hunger and once ran into a burning building to save a neighbor.

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  • mikeyavelli 2012/12/12 17:15:01
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    mikeyavelli
    +4
    booker should have stood his ground against obama, and he didn't.

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  • Todd Parsons 2012/12/13 21:49:55
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    Todd Parsons
    Christie stabbed his people in the back...easy win
  • Rosita 2012/12/13 19:16:17
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    Rosita
    +1
    Booker 'undertook a "food stamp challenge"'....because he is an attention-seeker, he's looking out for his own political gain.... nothing else
  • Lanikai Rosita 2012/12/13 20:49:17
    Lanikai
    And EVERYONE apparently forgets that food stamps are supposed to be a helping hand not the sole source of food spending for a family.
  • Bolrog 2012/12/13 18:51:03
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    Bolrog
    Hell yes!!! Lets all stand solidly behind our Black Oppressed brothers and sisters and put Blacks in place as mayors and governors in all the states. We put Obama in office. Now lets put blacks in the rest of the offices. Remember, we have the Power. Power to the people man. With and all black power base we can then bring back slavery. Whites need ot be put under the thumb of the black man as we are entitled to payback the white man for his abuses of power and his sordid deeds his great great grandad did to my great great grandad. I say take over America and make it truely represent the black Majority. black power
  • Jim 2012/12/13 16:58:16 (edited)
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    Jim
    +1
    We here in Jersey do NOT need a return to the Corzzine or Florio years; our property taxes are already the highest in the nation. Let Booker rot in that crap hole Newark where he belongs.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/12/13 16:51:15
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    Or maybe he should run for President. Dealing with the senate and the congress is just like running into a burning building.
  • kat 2012/12/13 07:43:58
    No. He should run for Senate
    kat
    Love Christie, Love Booker - they both speak plainly even when what they say isn't what you'd want to hear. N.J. deserves the best - it should have them both.
  • jdemme 2012/12/13 05:18:49
    No. He should run for Senate
    jdemme
    +1
    He's not going to win against Christie. Christie is a popular governor who isn't a crazy person. He's better off either waiting or running for the senate position.
  • Dickson Lovah 2012/12/13 04:00:06
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    Dickson Lovah
    +2
    I would have selected "that racist should just go away", but it wasn't an option.
    Booker is all that's wrong with American politics.
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/12/12 21:47:28
  • JoLost 2012/12/12 19:29:01
    No. He should run for Senate
    JoLost
    Or even better yet, the Presidency.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/12/12 18:17:48
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    heirsoftheking
    +2
    Newark needs all the help it can get. Ever been there?
  • kat heirsof... 2012/12/13 07:49:10
    kat
    +1
    Yes - I was once stopped at stop light in Newark, next to an old school building with a broken down chain link fence, waist high grass, broken glass panes in many windows, wondering why they didn't have signs warning people to keep out. Just then the school bell rang and dozens of kids came spilling out. Level playing field? Really? I think he should go where he can have the most impact. To congress - and get N.J. all the money she needs to rebuild not just her shores, but her schools.
  • Lanikai 2012/12/12 18:07:32
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    Lanikai
    +2
    Or go away completely. He originally took on some of obamas policies that were harming the people, then got a call and SOLD OUT to the obama agenda.
  • PetrifiedElephantPoop 2012/12/12 17:18:28
    No. He should run for Senate
    PetrifiedElephantPoop
    +1
    He'd be better off to wait for Lautenberg's seat.
  • mikeyavelli 2012/12/12 17:15:01
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    mikeyavelli
    +4
    booker should have stood his ground against obama, and he didn't.
  • Lanikai mikeyav... 2012/12/12 19:34:05
    Lanikai
    +1
    Exactly
  • kat mikeyav... 2012/12/13 07:55:25
    kat
    Politicians have feet of clay. Feel the same way about John McCain. What happened to the John McCain that once said of the 'Bush tax cuts' that it was un-American to talk about a tax cut when we are in the middle of a war (Iraq#2). We are still in the middle of a war now. Our national debt has skyrocketed because of a decade of two wars. Further - no body says it but we've literally borrowed money to pay for the Bush Tax cuts. Shameful - my old John McCain doesn't exist anymore.
  • lee 2012/12/12 17:11:43
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    lee
    +1
    i think he would make an excellent gov... not that Christie is doing a bad job, i just think Booker would do a better job.
  • ally 2012/12/12 16:36:23
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    ally
    Even though Christy is favored right now, anything can happen in a year. If he loses, Booker should definitely run for Senate.
  • Embalmer 2012/12/12 15:07:17 (edited)
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    Embalmer
    Who wants a governor who can't fit into a seat on an airplane?



    fat man airplane seat
  • mwg0735 2012/12/12 11:29:04
  • Defend ... mwg0735 2012/12/12 12:49:20
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    Christie is a democrat as well what is the difference?
  • nat75 Defend ... 2012/12/12 15:20:38
    nat75
    no he's republican
  • Defend ... nat75 2012/12/12 21:27:39
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    no he is a liberal progressive democrat
  • RubenRi... Defend ... 2012/12/13 00:37:11
    RubenRibnik
    +1
    that is called RINO
  • Rosita Defend ... 2012/12/13 19:13:45
    Rosita
    @Defend......keep wishing!
  • Lanikai Defend ... 2012/12/12 19:34:18
    Lanikai
    good point
  • FISH 2012/12/12 10:40:01
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    FISH
    +1
    We need to keep Christie for now.
  • Zombie Saddam 2012/12/12 10:35:42
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    Zombie Saddam
    Christie and Booker are known to actually be quite good friends. Cory Booker should do whatever is in his heart, Politics shouldn't be about playing the safe game. Mr. Christie and Mr. Booker are both two great men of conviction and character and I have no doubt that an election between them would be the least negative, most honest and most issues-based campaign ever.
  • FISH Zombie ... 2012/12/12 10:42:21
  • Dickson... Zombie ... 2012/12/13 04:04:51
    Dickson Lovah
    Christie and booker are not friends, in fact they are sworn enemies. They grew up in the same town, and in middle school booker stole Christie's cookies, and you don't touch Christie's cookies. When Christie called him on it, booker called him a racist. Can't accuse a brother, even when he's guilty. Love me a "chocolate city"... As long as its nowhere near my city.
  • Hawkeye 2012/12/12 10:33:38
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    Hawkeye
    +2
    He should follow his path as he sees fit.. Should he decide to challenge Christie,, the people of New Jersey will determine whether his chosen course is the right one or not..
  • srini 2012/12/12 09:48:55
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    srini
    +1
    Garbage challenging garbage for governorship of the Garbage State!
  • SezMichael 2012/12/12 09:29:18
    Yes. He should challenge Chris Christie
    SezMichael
    it's not a question of he should do just to challenge Christie. He should do if he feels he is qualified just like anybody else. The voters will take it from there.
  • kenwemt 2012/12/12 07:33:53
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    kenwemt
    He should just stay home.
  • s2k 2012/12/12 06:56:55
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    s2k
    He should do good when the cameras aren't rolling. Typical politician
  • HillaryLover 2012/12/12 06:44:57
    No. He should run for Senate
    HillaryLover
    +1
    Chris Christie has a lock on the governor's mansion for at least two more election cycles.
  • Ozymandias 2012/12/12 06:29:37
  • Tom Trojan 2012/12/12 05:43:10
    Booker should remain as mayor of Newark
    Tom Trojan
    He has enough to do cleaning up that sewer......

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