Obama endorses Cory Booker for Senate in N.J.

Newark mayor, a longtime Obama supporter, is leading polls in special election to succeed the late Frank Lautenberg.
USA Today

President Obama endorsed Newark Mayor Cory Booker for Senate, saying the Democrat will be "an important partner" on the economy, reducing gun violence and other key issues.

"Cory Booker has dedicated his life to the work of building hope and opportunity in communities where too little of either existed," Obama said in a statement released Wednesday by Booker's campaign. "Whether as a college student working in East Palo Alto or as mayor of New Jersey's largest city, Cory has time and again taken on tough challenges, fought for the middle class and those working to join it, and forged coalitions that create progress – and that's the spirit he'll carry with him to Washington."

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