Thursday, December 20, 2012

Report: Booker will run for Senate

NBC New York is reporting that, as expected, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) will run for Senate in 2014, and not governor.

As such, Booker will be taking on a guy from his own party, incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg, for the position. Lautenberg hasn't yet said whether he'll retire or make another bid.

It's hard to say this comes as a huge relief for Chris Christie, because he was beating Booker handily in the polls.

But, realistically, Booker was the only guy who could've turned the governor's race into a race, and now he's making his bid to be a lion-in-training in the U.S. Senate.

Oh, and you can expect a tweet about all this from @CoryBooker this afternoon, the station reports.

[Hat tip: Maggie Haberman]