Is Booker Abandoning Newark? - My9 New Jersey

Is Booker Abandoning Newark?

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With the ongoing crime in Newark, the question is, what is Cory Booker doing now to help New Jersey’s biggest city? Is he too distracted running for Senate that he is forgetting his duties as Mayor?

Darryl Isherwood from Politicker NJ said that Cory’s actions, “play right into what Steve Lonegan’s message in this campaign has been which is, here’s this Hollywood guy, he’s the Hollywood star campaigning around the country.  Well what’s happening in Newark, why isn’t he in Newark taking care of Newark problems? The timing just can’t be worse for him because Lonegan is just continuingly beating him about his absence from the city of Newark. Oh by the way when you were gone ten more people were killed.”

Isherwood goes on to say even with Booker’s absence it doesn’t really give Lonegan much of an edge to pull through and win the campaign, saying, “Cory is who he is, he’s always been that guy who has Oprah in his rolodex and who can call on these people for fundraising at a moment’s notice.”

There are also some issues surrounding Booker’s failure to release his financial documents, but Isherwood feels like that lawsuit won’t be going anywhere.  He said, “That’s a time honored campaign tactic.”

For some, Booker is seen as larger than life and almost super human.  From saving women from burning buildings to rescuing animals from the cold, Booker has been there to help many in the community, but is that enough?

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