New Jersey

Frank Pallone Announces Run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

Has actually raised more money than Cory Booker so far

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On Sunday U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone made the unsurprising declaration that he's officially in the race for the late Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat, and offered the New York Times a peek at his strategy to beat Cory Booker in the Democratic primary. Pallone can't best the Newark mayor in life-saving feats or Twitter followers (he has a mere 9,000 to Booker's 1.4 million), but he does have a car that isn't exactly flashy. The Times reports Pallone plans to drive his Chevy Impala to the State Board of Elections building on Monday to deliver petitions to get on the ballot, a move meant to "to draw a sharp contrast between Mr. Pallone's working-Joe persona" and the celebrity mayor.