New Jersey

Cory Booker Ponders Run for Governor

Has been having meetings with party chairs.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker told Democratic county chairs that he is considering a run for New Jersey governor in 2013, the New York Observer's PolitickerNJ reported Thursday.

Booker has reportedly been taking meetings with party chairs in the weeks ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which begins on September 3 in Charlotte, N.C. During these meetings, Booker and adviser Mark Matzen have expressed interest in challenging Gov. Chris Christie (R) next year.