What is your opinion of this guy? I’ve read so many different things about him that an accurate picture seems unlikely. I have read everything from him being a true champion of the people to him being a corporate wolf in sheep’s clothing. What are your thoughts? I am especially interested in what people from NJ/NY think, since they are closer to the action.
[i]Newark Set to Elect New Mayor
By JANET FRANKSTON, Associated Press Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Following a far tamer political race than the mayoral battle of four years ago, Election Day in New Jersey dawned with four candidates hoping to lead the state’s largest city.
Front-runners Cory Booker, a 37-year-old former Rhodes scholar, and state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, a veteran city politician, were vying Tuesday to become Newark’s first new mayor in two decades.
Booker, a Yale Law School graduate and former Stanford University tight end, amassed a war chest of $6 million in the race. He’s still drawing national attention, but less than four years ago.
He emerged as the favorite after Mayor Sharpe…[/i]