New Jersey

Eyes on Cory Booker as He Gives City Speech

Boring state of the city address will get more attention due to his run for Senate

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker will deliver his annual state of the city address Tuesday night as he prepares to formally jump into a high-stakes race for the U.S. Senate.

The Democrat will discuss the city's financial footing and efforts to increase affordable housing — two issues that are entwined in the narrative about his leadership of Newark and that will play a role in the 2014 Senate race in New Jersey.