Newark Mayor's Sexuality Attacked by Senate Rival

Democrat Cory Booker calls N.J. Republican Steve Lonegan's comments "disheartening."
2:07 | 08/30/13

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-- has likely try to challenge stereotypes of gay people by asking what differences that make he's gay or not. All that talk is apparently made brokers Republican opponent of the senate race a little uncomfortable and now he's making some old fashioned. And downright embarrassing comments about what it means to be a man. In the past mayor Booker has said he's definitely straight but lately he's kind of tiptoed around the topic and so at a news conference on Syria late today brokers Republican opponent was asked about. I think it's kinda. You know silly at a press conference of this magnitude. To worry about -- -- focus Hollywood lifestyle. It began earlier this week when -- told the Washington Post. And people who think I'm days some part of me thinks it's wonderful because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. He went on I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay and I say so what does it matter -- them. Then Steve Monaghan was asked about -- on a radio show that -- I personally like being a guy and we -- ode it is into the IW so the story last year they've been around for quite a bit about how he liked about at 3 o'clock in the morning from manicure pedicure. Lonergan swears that's what he's heard about mayor Booker and then he tried to paint himself as macho and Booker as odd -- -- -- Would describe this is. His peculiar fetish is that was described -- more peculiar -- -- -- good Scotch and cigar. On the Huffington Post yesterday Booker called -- -- comments callous and bigoted it's just disheartening to hear somebody. In this day and age it and the United States of America. Say basically advocate that gay men are not -- That they're not guys and that led -- today lonergan want to talk about Syria but pressed on the issue of cori Baker's. Private o'clock this election is not about you know validating -- -- lifestyle I don't care -- Cory Booker is gay or straight. Problem is he's too liberal from New Jersey. Mayor Booker has said he wants to keep his romantic life private and if people -- -- gossip about Lydia said that's their problem the latest polling shows hooker is headed to and overwhelming victory in the special senate election this fall.

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