Booker Opens Monmouth County Campaign Office

Booker headquarters, Airport PlazaNewark Mayor Cory Booker, the runaway front runner for the Democratic nomination to replace the late U.S. Senator Frank Launtenberg, opened a campaign office in Victor Scudiery’s Airport Plaza in Hazlet today.

Booker has a commanding lead against 49% to 12% lead over Congressman Frank Pallone in the Monmouth University Poll of likely voters released earlier this week. Congressman Rush Holt gets 8% in the Monmouth Poll and Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver has support of 3% of the likely voters.  28% are undecided.  Pollster Patrick Murray classified Booker’s lead as “impregnable.”

If Booker prevails in the August 13 primary, he will face off against the winner of the Republican primary on the same day in a special election to be held on October 16.  Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan is the heavy favorite to win the Republican primary over political novice, Dr. Alieta Eck of Piscataway.

Booker’s Hazlet office is having a grand opening celebration this evening from 6-9.  The office will be open and staffed from 9-9 daily through the primary.


Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Booker Opens Monmouth County Campaign Office”

  1. Just a thought said at 7:25 pm on July 18th, 2013:

    If he’s the runaway candidate, why does he have to open an office in Frank’s back yard?

    Just sayin’

  2. bill said at 8:14 pm on July 18th, 2013:

    Booker should tell his people not to be nasty.

  3. May Frank said at 8:36 pm on July 18th, 2013:

    soon experience ” the agony of defeat”.. He sure is overdue.. But, what does he care? He still gets to be our leftist congressperson. How dumb is his district, anyhow?. Almost 30 years dumb… This is what is so wrong with that whole mess down there, folks..

  4. @Just a thought said at 11:51 am on July 19th, 2013:

    Booker wanted Vic’s endorsement to rub it in Frank’s face. To get the endorsement it costed him 5 months of rent at Vic’s building.

  5. Gidget said at 10:01 pm on July 19th, 2013:

    How do we know Booker pays rent? Maybe it is rent free and listed as an in-kind contribution.

  6. Was Pallone said at 1:33 pm on July 22nd, 2013:

    on the side that tried to de- throne Mr. Scuidiery as their Chair, at one point? Perhaps this is Vic’s response to that failed slip-up?