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Obama cuts Booker ad as lead shrinks
The Hill ^ | October 14, 2013 | Justin Sink

Posted on 10/14/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT by jazusamo

VIDEO ad: President Obama: Vote for Cory

President Obama looked to shore up last-minute support for Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a new Web ad hailing the Democratic Senate candidate as the antidote to "the shutdown politics we've seen in Washington."

The release of the video comes after a new poll showed Booker's lead tightening with just two days to go before the special election to replace deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).

According to a Monmouth University survey, Booker leads Republican Steve Lonegan 52-42 percent, down three points from two weeks ago.

The ad also comes after a weekend that saw former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stumping in New Jersey on Lonegan's behalf.

The special election comes at a charged political moment, as the government shutdown approaches its third week and the nation is set to hit the debt ceiling on Thursday.

Obama cited the political fight in the ad while heralding Booker as someone who has "spent his entire life bringing people with different perspectives together, regardless of party, to take on tough challenges."

Obama says that voters in New Jersey have "the opportunity to send a message to the entire country about what kind of leadership we expect from our representatives in Congress. That we're better than the shutdown politics we've seen in Washington."

The president goes on to urge supporters to make a plan for casting their vote, acknowledging the "uncommon" nature of voting on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The video follows the president's formal endorsement of Booker over the summer, in which he praised the Democrat for his work on gun control issues.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; lonegan; nj2013; obama; senatorbooker
0bama, the perpetual campaigner. It'd be sweet if this helps Lonegan.
1 posted on 10/14/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Hopefully the citizens of NJ are sick of Obama and this is the kiss of death for Booker.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: jazusamo

Kiss of death.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: jazusamo

This will be a stunning defeat for Obama and the libs if Lonegan wins.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 8:46:44 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: jazusamo

Corey, may the blessing of the 2016 Chicago Olympics be upon you.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 8:47:37 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Obama is clearly telepromptering it in. A popular president would fly is helicopter to Trenton from DC and hold a rally.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 8:51:12 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: jazusamo

Bring in Biden to campaign. Demand Biden cut short his family vacay at Camp David.

The should erect Barrycades at Camp David to keep out the parasites


7 posted on 10/14/2013 8:52:17 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Polyxene

KOD. That would mean the end of Obama were it seen that
his endorsement led to a political defeat.

Go Sarah, Go Lonegan!


8 posted on 10/14/2013 8:52:24 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: All
Repub Christy's surprising win against the Dem incumbent got a major assist from Obama (/snix).

Pres Obama was desperate for 2009 incumbent Dem Gov Corzine to get reelected. Obama pulled out all the stops to demonstrate his and his crackerjack team's political prowess.

<><>Obama had his WH "geniuses" take full control of Corzine’s campaign.

<><>Obama campaigned in NJ three times, Biden was there twice.

<><>Obama's pro-Corzio TV ads ran relentlessly on costly NY media.

<><>Obama put the power of the WH political machine behind Corzine.

<><> Obama's generous $17.2 billion "NJ stimulus" promptly vanished--hidden from media scrutiny.

================================================

The NY Times reported in exquisite detail:

(a) every TV ad Corzine put on the air was being screened by Obama’s WH “geniuses.”

(b) Corzine’s aides gave the WH daily briefings.

(c) Obama’s pollsters took over for Corzine’s polling team, and,

(d) White House operatives were on the ground for internal strategy sessions.

(e) Wealthy Wall Street 1%'er Corzine spent hundreds of thousands of his own money buying elective office;

(f) secret strategy sessions were held to suckup the latino vote;

(g) a Peruvian PAC run by a NJ restauranteur endorsed Corzine (hyphenate dream about access to the state treasury);

(H) Corzio bragged he had 20,000 paid operatives (union members) on the ground election day, paid to get out the vote in heavily Democrat NJ.

CORZINE BANKRUPTED STATE AGENCIES TO THE TUNE OF BILLIONS---WHERE DIT IT GO? Ponzi king Bernie Madoff made a generous contribution to Corzine’s gubernatorial re/elect campaign......salivating about getting his greedy hands on all that state money. When he went to jail, investigators found Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities.

Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America, ......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that.

To unsuspecting outsiders, this seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances....but the game was to direct money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny for fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

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END GAME Corzine's NJ loss and VA win were the only two 2009 n'wide races held---and both elected Repubs.

9 posted on 10/14/2013 8:52:35 AM PDT by Liz
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To: jazusamo

Prolly a targeted video.
Let’s hope this is a Hail Mary effort on part of Booker


10 posted on 10/14/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Signalman
This will be a stunning defeat for Obama and the libs if Lonegan wins.

So was Scott Brown in Massachusetts getting the "Kennedy" senate seat.

Look how that turned out.

11 posted on 10/14/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: All
CORY'S TWEET PAL---STRIPPER LYNSIE LEE ENDORSES CORY

"I helped Cory revitalize Newark. A Medical Arts practice is coming to Newark----bringing in surgeons board certified in vaginal rejuvenations (aka "The Wrigley Procedure"--- doubles the pleasure, doubles the fun--lasts longer, too). "

"There's a teeny tiny chance that the unthinkable could happen when a vagina is rejuvenated (lined w/ guar gum). So doctors board certified in castration and penile extraction techniques are on-callNot to worry, Obamacare covers all procedures."

VOTE FOR CORY "Cory is no fly-by-night guy. He and
Obama are compassionate Democrats, helping women make the
right choices about their vaginas."

==========================================

BTW, Lynsie also helped Cory choose his
campaign slogan.... "The Eagle has landed."


PIC BY /James Oliveira/Splash News

Course, this is just a wild guess---naturally, I could
be dead wrong---but looks to me like Lynsie's very,
very patriotic.

ROTFL

12 posted on 10/14/2013 8:57:11 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Farnsworth

I predict 61-39 for Booker, and how I wish I were wrong.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

14 posted on 10/14/2013 8:57:33 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t know why conservatives are getting their hopes up about this one. Booker is likely to win 60-40; I’d buy a 25 point victory to sell a 10 point victory at this point. This election isn’t about what people say when called, it’s about GOTV.

Booker’s got millions for GOTV and will be pounding every minority neighborhood in state from tomorrow morning onward. Turnout in those neighborhoods won’t be Obama 2012 levels but it will be fine. Lonegan has no money for GOTV and is relying upon people with jobs to know that there’s an election on Wednesday and get out. If they were EXTREMELY motivated that might work, but they aren’t. Lonegan is mostly unknown and doesn’t have especially strong positives for those who know him. Booker is extremely well known and doesn’t have high negatives even among Republicans.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 8:57:33 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: cicero2k
So was Scott Brown in MA getting the Kennedy seat. Look how that turned out.

It turned out that way because Scott Brown turned out to be a compromiser with no principles, who couldn't even get in line with the RINOs.

16 posted on 10/14/2013 8:57:46 AM PDT by grania
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To: jazusamo
THE ENDORSEMENTS BOOKER WOULD RATHER FORGET

Cory Booker, Loretta Weinberg, Barack Obama and Jon Corzine. | AP Photo

POLITCO---8/21/13--A photo snafu followed Obama's formally endorsing Booker. / By MAGGIE HABERMAN

The campaign of Senate hopeful and Newark Mayor Cory Booker briefly posted a picture of the candidate with former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, one of the state’s least popular Democrats, covering his face with a graphic before pulling it from the website.

Wednesday’s photo snafu came after Obama formally endorsed Booker, an unsurprising move but one that could help with online fundraising.

Booker’s campaign posted a picture with Obama and the Newark mayor. Corzine was also in the picture. Corzine's face was partly obscured by a translucent blue graphic, which served only to call more attention to it. The picture was pulled within minutes and ultimately replaced with one of Obama alone.

The pulled photo was reported by Business Insider.

Booker has not, in the course of the campaign, renounced Corzine, who lost his bid for reelection to Republican Chris Christie in 2009. But few Democrats tether themselves to him either.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/cory-booker-95785.html#ixzz2hhqBLMdi

(POSTER'S NOTE: Corzine is under investigation b/c $1.3 Billion investors money disappeared from MF Global, the company he founded after losing. As Gov, Corzine also bankrupted several state agencies to the tune of billions.)

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/cory-booker-95785.html#ixzz2hhqBLMdi

17 posted on 10/14/2013 8:59:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Theodore R.
Probably, to few real patriots their
18 posted on 10/14/2013 8:59:10 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Liz

HA! That had to be an UH OH moment.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 9:03:48 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Farnsworth

There’s not much hope for people that don’t mind being taxed to death. IMO there is very little chance that the citizens of NJ will be smart enough to elect Lonegan. I just don’t see it happening.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 9:19:26 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Farnsworth

NJ has the largest registered independent voters by percentage. Ross Perot did very well in NJ when he ran. The strong Dem are blacks, hispanics and Jews. Rest can go either if the right situation occurs. Many white blue collar Dems are pissed at Obamacare. Many got notices from their insurance companies and others got on Obamacare website and got sticker shock. They never figure they are the rich that Obama was talking about and will be paying higher premiums or deductions to cover the poor. Many are angry but not angry enough to vote GOP, so they will probably sit home and not vote.


21 posted on 10/14/2013 9:37:06 AM PDT by Fee
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To: jazusamo

Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex, Morris, Monmouth, Ocean and Cape May Counties are probably in the win column for Lonegan (Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon definately are).

Essex, Hudson, Camden, Passaic & Mercer are likely wins for Booker. Unfortunately they have the largest populations.

Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem and Cumberland are unknowns. They conceivably could go either way depending on turnout and other factors.

I would lean Middlesex, Atlantic, Salem and Cumberland toward Booker based on the urban votes in those counties outnumbering the rural votes. Union County is a mix of suburban and urban and trends democrat but has elected Republicans in the not so distant past.

Bergen, Union, Burlington, Atlantic and Middlesex have large populations. Cumberland and Salem not so much.

If Newark has a low turnout for Booker then it could be an interesting night.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 9:41:16 AM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: jazusamo
"spent his entire life bringing people with different perspectives together, regardless of party, to take on tough challenges."

Describes no Democrat, ever, in the last 40 years AT LEAST!

Pure campaign pablum, just what Obeyme does best.

23 posted on 10/14/2013 9:44:10 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Signalman

A margin of victory for Booker of 54-46 or closer is a victory in this heavily BLUE state that went 58-41 Obama in 2012.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 9:46:27 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: XRdsRev

Thanks for your assessment...It’d be great to see Lonegan pull this out.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Farnsworth

whole lot of holders people in N.J.
and that hardly matters as they will find enough dead people to make a win for one of holders people.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 9:49:23 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: workerbee

Exactly...It’s one thing 0bummer’s an expert at.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Barry has just done serious damage to himself if Booker now loses. His endorsement will be seen as toxic. Might as well schedule daily golf time for all of 2014.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 10:00:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jazusamo

Oh thankyouthankyouthankyou...


29 posted on 10/14/2013 10:02:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: jazusamo
Perhaps Obama and Christie do a joint campaign appearance for him.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 10:07:16 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jazusamo; Southern by Grace

Could this be the reason:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3078766/posts

Neighbors: Cory Booker never lived in Newark
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2013 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 10:05:03 AM by Southern by Grace

One police officer, who said his name was Officer Martinez, told us that 435 Hawthorne was Booker’s home but property records show that the home is owned by Ife Okocha.

Cassandra Dock, a community activist critical of both Mayor Booker and Governor Christie, told us that the home on Hawthorne was actually a police station.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 10:25:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: Fee

Hopefully they are angy enough not to send a Obama rubber stamper


32 posted on 10/14/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: jazusamo

I hope the 800,000 NJ residents who lost their health insurance to Obamacare are paying attention.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 11:59:48 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: jazusamo

The margin is within the limits of Democrat fraud and theft.

Corey will win


34 posted on 10/14/2013 12:03:01 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Polyxene
Kiss of death.

Let us hope it is. I know that most of the candidates Obama has endorsed have lost their elections. Hopefully, his rotten batting average holds.

35 posted on 10/14/2013 12:13:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jazusamo

HA HA. obama and obamacare are the reasons Lonegan is gaining on Booker. Lonegan spent $1.2 million. Booker has already spent $12 million. The reason Lonegan is winning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb8CpkG_JmY


36 posted on 10/14/2013 12:22:14 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jazusamo

Cory will probably lose because of the ad.


37 posted on 10/15/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by struggle
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