Booker Raced Back To New Jersey After Shutdown Vote To Help An Ex-Rival

By Karen Yi

Hours after voting against a government funding deal in the nation’s capital, U.S. Sen. Booker was back at his old Newark City Hall perch to help his former foe, now political ally, Mayor Ras Baraka, file his petitions for re-election.

“We have had four years of Newark rising,” Booker said to a crowd of supporters outside City Hall. “I know what great leadership is, I’m here to tell you right now, that we the city of Newark have a great mayor in Ras Baraka.”

Inside City Hall, the mood was frenetic.

Corey Booker and Ras BarakaSupporters lined the hallways outside the city clerk’s office cheering as Baraka, Booker and (almost all) members of the City Council paraded through, carrying white boxes filled with 13,000 petitions.

Source: NJ Advance Media

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