Cory Causing Controversy? - My9 New Jersey

Cory Causing Controversy?

Posted: Updated:
Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Senator Elect Cory Booker has begun to start shaping up his team in Washington D.C. and he’s already receiving some backlash from critics. Lonegan’s camp feels he is following a sort of “Obama-mode” at a time when people aren’t terribly supportive of the President. He appointed former Legislative Assistant to President Obama and former Facebook Executive, Louisa Terrell as his Chief of Staff.

Patrick Murray the Director of Monmouth University Polling chimed in on whether or not this is a real controversy or just some of Booker’s political opponents speaking out.

“I’m not sure it’s controversial, but they’re certainly sending a message about who Booker is and what he wants to do as a U.S. Senator. I mean Louisa Terrell does have some real credibility here. She was on the judiciary committee, she worked with Vice President Biden when he was chair over that committee, then she went to Yahoo!, then she went to the White House, then she went to Facebook, so what we’ve got is senate experience and social media, who better to work for Booker than somebody who has both of those on their resume?” He said.

Keep in mind during Booker’s time as Mayor of Newark, Facebook donated $100M to the city which some say is the biggest political contribution of all time. Lonegan discussed this money a lot during the campaign and whether or not Booker was too influenced by Silicon Valley heavyweights.

“That’s a good question because you look at everything that has happened whether it was for Cory Booker or the city of Newark. This $100M was supposed to be for the city of Newark and the question is, the things that Cory Booker has brought into Newark will they still be there when he’s gone?” Murray said.

The real question however is whether or not Booker is using his new role as Senator simply as a stepping stone for a higher office?

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Community Rallies To Help Find Missing Puppy

    Community Rallies To Help Find Missing Puppy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:40:59 GMT
    Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup.
    Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup.
  • Widow Of Boston Bomber Now Living In North Bergen, NJ

    Widow Of Boston Bomber Now Living In North Bergen, NJ

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:15:56 GMT
    The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family.
    The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family.
  • AC Eminent Domain Still Threatening Homes Amid Casino Closings

    AC Eminent Domain Still Threatening Homes Amid Casino Closings

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:01:00 GMT
    Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years.
    Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices