Newark Mayor Cory Booker is one of the most visible Democrats in New Jersey, but his old friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, is running for Congress in the Garden State on a GOP ticket. Despite his relationship with the rabbi, Mr. Booker didn’t sound likely to back his friend’s congressional campaign when he spoke with Politickerthis afternoon.
Republican Queens Councilman Dan Halloran is considering throwing his hat into the race for the newly-created District 6 House of Representatives seat. Sources told The Politicker Mr. Halloran was making the rounds looking for volunteers at David Storobin’s election night party on Tuesday and Steven Stites, the Councilman’s spokesman confirmed he’s mulling a Congressional campaign.
“It’s the same sense of common purpose that’s shared in this room today that we frankly need so much more of in Washington. With an economy that has been slow to recover and truly an economic crisis that’s rivaled only by the Great Depression,” Senator Gillibrand said. “What do we see in Washington? Unfortunately, endless gridlock, endless political posturing, endless partisan bickering. I haven’t been in Washington very long, but I’ve been there long enough to know that it is broken.”