It’s official, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has announced his candidacy for the Senate. Mayor Booker made the announcement today after months of speculation as to if he would run for Governor or Senate. The 44-year-old mayor will be running for the seat that was held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who passed away on Monday. The primary election for the Democrats running for Senate will take place in August. Read his Mayor Booker’s statement below.
During his announcement today, Mayor Booker said “Democracy is not a spectator sport. Now as much as at any time we must bring people together, we must get actually into the complicated, difficult, messy arena and take on the difficult challenges.”