Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the front runner for the Democratic nomination to replace the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, yesterday told Poltico, that he “unequivocally” will not be a candidate for President or Vice President in 2016.
“I think that people want me to be the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey,” he said, adding, “I would not consider [a presidential run]. At this point, my focus is 100 percent on being the next U.S. Senator and doing a great job finishing out the unexpired term of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, and then doing six years [in a full term].”
“There’s a lot of work to do here in the state of New Jersey and I’m excited about it,” he said, adding later, “No presidential, no VP, no.”
No one asked Congressman Frank Pallone if he was going to run for President.