Cory Booker Exploring 2014 Senate Run

Newark mayor says he'll consult with New Jersey's current U.S. senator, Frank Lautenberg.
3:00 | 12/20/12

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I think today's development is not a huge surprise to political insiders many of them doubt -- -- mayor Booker could win against Governor Christie. Others have said -- personality. Is much better suited for going for a senate run and sort of going for governor. This morning Booker made things official tweeting the message out to his many followers. -- -- as -- my political future outlooks for the possibility of running for the United States senate in 2014. -- the problem is the incumbent Frank Lautenberg who's 88. Hasn't said he's stepping down yet so -- goes on as I explore a run for the US senate I look forward to consulting with senator Lautenberg. During my lifetime he has been one of new Jersey's most important leaders it would be a privilege to continue his great legacy of service mayor Booker also made his statement in a video release. A few minutes ago -- No doubt I will complete my full second term as mayor of Newark, New Jersey. And that's -- my political future I will explore the possibility. Of running for the United States senate in 2014. The so mayor Booker will not be running against Governor Christie next year instead he will possibly be going after a primary against senator Lautenberg a year later. -- knows Christie is popular. Even more so after hurricane -- in which voters are given Governor Christie very high marks for his response to the storm and for working with the president on recovery. That's going to be interesting to see how senator Lautenberg response to today's news. It's well known there's not a lot of love between Booker and Lautenberg there is the possibility Lautenberg may retire soon he is 88 after all but 1 insider this morning said. Not a chance if it's seen as Booker pushing the incumbent out again mayor -- this morning announced he will not be seeking a run for governor next year against -- and said he's exploring the possibility. Of going for that senate run in 2014.

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