Senator Booker caps off his GOTV blitz with a visit from POTUS tonight, on his way in to Newark to talk Booker’s signature issue – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s too – of criminal justice reform. But before all that, Cory Booker was everywhere this weekend, criss-crossing the state, lending his name to outdoor rallies, charging up field shifts.
No doubt, he’s the Democrats’ GOTV MVP. If you’re about electing Dems in targeted districts right now, Booker was your man.
Here he is at just one of his weekend stops, stumping for LD16 hard-chargers Andrew Zwicker and Maureen Vella. Princeton is home ground for scientist and Rush Holt’s political protégé Zwicker, who runs science education at Princeton’s Plasma Physics Lab. Zwicker and former judge Vella’s race ramped up after a League of Women Voters debate last month. GOP incumbents Donna Simon and Jack Ciattarelli, who hitched their wagons to Christie when his star was rising, now are stumbling to defend him and distance themselves from him at the same time. The Republicans second big stumble came when they released an utterly ridiculous hit piece on Zwicker & Vella, and got called out on it by PolitickerNJ.
Booker wasn’t the only big name there or even the only member of Congress. Bonnie Watson Coleman, who reps Princeton in the House was there, along with legislators Vincent Prieto, Linda Greenstein and Liz Muoio.
Video was shot by Charles Kim of TAPinto South Brunswick & Cranbury and posted to YouTube.[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hABmom68y60[/embedyt]