Fewer than 10% of eligible New Jersey voters showed up to pick Newark mayor Cory Booker to be the Democratic candidate for the state’s open Senate seat. When Up host Steve Kornacki asked shoppers at a mall in Edison New Jersey, “Is this a New Jersey Senate candidate?” more people knew about celluloid canines Beethoven and Air Bud than unsuccessful Booker challengers Sheila Oliver and Rush Holt. Neither dog has attempted a run for office.
If Booker can enjoy the same recognition advantage over his general election opponent Steve Lonegan, his victory will be an easy one.
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