Newark Mayor Cory Booker brought his 2014 U.S. Senate exploration to Congressman Frank Pallone’s backyard by endorsing ‘Forward Asbury Park,‘ the slate of mostly incumbents running in the May 14 municipal election in Asbury Park.
Booker and Pallone both want U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg’s job when he retires at the end of his current term. The seat is up for grabs in the November 2014 election. Booker and Pallone are unofficially competing for the Democratic nomination.
Pallone has so far stayed out of the Asbury Park municipal election. Booker’s endorsement is a boost for the ‘Forward’ team. If they win, it will be a boost for him in his contest against Pallone.