Popular Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker has his sights set on one of two new political positions, and I’m totally here for it.
Rumors are circling that Booker could challenge his state’s Gov. Chris Christie in 2014. Or, even better, he could try for a U.S. Senate run in the same year for the current seat held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg. In the case of Christie, people are saying that he may try to run for president which would create a vacancy anyway (if that’s true).
Either position would work well for Booker’s rising star. No one believed that he was only destined to be Newark’s mayor and that’s it. I mean, he has appeared on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and is a regular on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Not a lot of mayors are getting that kind of heavy press, especially in from a small(er) city like Newark.
I’m a Cory Booker fan. Point blank period. It’s rare you find someone that’s as genuine as he is about SERVICE to the community. He tweets residents, shovels snow, checks on seniors, and even rescued one of his constituents from a burning building.
Most recently, he is finishing up a seven-day challenge of living within the restrictions of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He’s trying to call attention to potential cuts that would be made to the program if the federal government’s fiscal cliff situation is not resolved by December 31.
Booker says he should be ready to announce his intentions for a gubernatorial bid within the next 10 days. I’ll be waiting…
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