Starting last Friday, New Jersey has been caught up in a gi-normous Cory Booker news cycle.
It started with the first debate between Steve Lonegan and Booker (NJ.com readers said Lonegan won).
This past Sunday, The New York Times labeled Cory Booker’s Senate campaign “at times sputtering, unfocused and entangled in seemingly frivolous skirmishes over Twitter messages involving a stripper.”
All this may or may not have unnerved Booker, but Michael Bloomberg was quick to respond. On Monday, local and national media were all over the news — first reported in that Times article — that Bloomberg would be financing $1 million in Booker Senate campaign ads.
The news had Booker opponent Steve Lonegan gleeful as he again roasted Booker for his out-of-state support.
But Booker is enjoying the last laugh (thus far): FDU’s latest poll put Booker 16 points ahead of Lonegan (45% vs. 29%).
FDU Poll: Booker leads Lonegan 45-29% PolitickerNJ
Biden will not campaign with Booker PolitickerNJ
Lonegan Closes Gap in Senate Race, But Booker Not Worried NJTV*
Anxious Allies Aiding Booker in Senate Bid NY Times
Bloomberg to help Cory Booker with major ad campaign USA Today
FDU Poll: Most voters aren’t paying attention More Monmouth Musings*
Meals On Wheels Volunteers Worry Government Shutdown Could Impact Hungry RecipientsNJToday*
Christie, Buono to meet in governor’s race debate tonight The Record
Police hunt for killer after deadly Bridgeton home invasion The Daily Journal
The Short, Harsh Life Of A Stray Cat Comes To A Sad End Berkeley Patch
Several days of rain, potential coastal flooding expected this week in N.J. Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Mother of Accused Gunman, Neighbors, Reflect on Arrest in Housesitter Shooting Gloucester Patch
NJPAC Announces 2013 Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Finalists WBGO News
- On Friday, October 11, Deborah Smith of JerseyBites.com will lead the training session “Intermediate Social Media for News Sites.” The workshop takes place on the Montclair State University campus in Schmitt Hall, Room 311 from 3-6 p.m. Register here.
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