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Booker’s Bus Controversy

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Kate Mosso chases the controversy surrounding Cory Booker's campaign style.  Is he the first Mayor to have a "rock star" -style tour bus with his face on it? Well, he just may be, and like a rock star, he's hanging out with celebrities on the campaign trail. 

Kate chased the story a little deeper and found out that these types of buses can cost over a million dollars, but what's an extra million for a bus when you have over $8.5 million in contributions to spend and people like Mark  Zuckerberg and other Silicone-Valley heavyweights writing you checks left and right?

The fact that Booker is leading in the polls does not stop the fact that the bus controversy is causing an uproar online among Republicans and Democrats.  Image consultant Sylvie Di Giusto of Executive Image Consultants in NYC says Booker has a bit of a dilemma.  She says politicians need to decide if they are going to try to convey the message that "they're a leader" or the message that "they're one of you".  She says Booker is sending voters conflicting messages right now, for example last week he helped a Newark woman with her raccoon problem, and now he's riding around in a rock star bus, she thinks he needs to make up his mind.  In fact, having a bus like this is something we've only ever seen from Presidential candidates - so it's raising the question in the Chasing New Jersey studio, and out in the streets, is Booker already running for the White House?

Jersey Legend, Joe Piscopo chimes in on New Jersey politics and encourages people to give Booker a chance.

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