Skip to comments.Booker: 'my opponent is an extremist in his own party'
Posted on 08/22/2013 2:38:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
NEWARK In the aftermath of a poll showing a closer race (granted, 16 points) than many expected, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Cory Booker hammered his Republican opponent as an extremist who stands on the fringes of his own party.
Booker sprinkled in some Springsteen quotes as he presented himself as a pragmatist alongside GOP nominee Steve Lonegan.
This is a clear choice between one candidate who believes were stronger when We take care of our own, and another who clearly believes were better when we fend for ourselves, said the mayor, standing at a lectern in a packing warehouse in the East Ward.
Allies stood with him, including North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D-29) and Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D-29).
Lonegan had a press conference scheduled to start after Bookers across the river in Harrison.
I believe the record will show my opponent has such extreme views that hes out of sync with his own party, Booker said.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie may have endorsed Lonegan this week, but Booker said he and the governor have stood together on key fronts, including Hurricane Sandy rebuilding and the expansion of Medicaid.
It is a choice between pragmatism and extremism, Booker declared.
Before his U.S. Senate salvo, the mayor of Newark never ran in a partisan race, he noted.
Ive cared about getting results, he said. This election is between someone who isnt afraid to stand with Democrats and Republicans and someone who stands on the extreme. He is a self-described rightwing radical.
Booker said he, along with Democrats and Republicans, supports Social Security.
My opponent says its a Ponzi Scheme, said the Democrat.
Lonegan opposes a woman's right to choose, opposes marriage equality, and infrastructure investment, he added.
"The next 55 days will be tough," Booker said. "While others try to destroy, I will build. Bring on your 'Wrecking Ball.'"
Supporting the Constitution is an extremist position according to Rats.
Wrong. His party has strayed away from the founding principles; he is one of the remaining faithful.
The Garden State long ago when the Dodgers played in Brooklyn and the Jersey Shore was something other than a place to be ashamed of was a place where people as often as not entered the polling booths in a sane and rational state of mind.
Booker sure has the talking points down. Serve up a $h!+ sammich and make it sound like steak. By the time the after taste hits, it’s too late to change your order.
I would assume that if Booker wins Newark is going to get most of his attention for funding and projects. I hope the ‘pubs figure out a way to campaign on that.
Booker is the extremist
People in NJ are among the most predictable in the nation. Has there ever been an upset there. Maybe for Nixon in 1968, but not much else
Lonegan will outperform Gomez against a stronger opponent in Booker.
Booker is just a big spender with no beard. The Newark map tweet probably helped Lonegan show he is not a Christie RINO. Also the legal blindness helps him go against the good samaritan.
Lonegan should reply by saying the exact same thing back. Booker is the extremist.
Glad Steve is listening to me. ;-)
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