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


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.