Thursday, July 05, 2007

Booker to Endorse Obama, Calling Him a 'Voice for Change'

Cory being his usual independent, absolutely correct self...

“Mayor Booker basically challenged the political establishment in Newark and New Jersey,” Professor Treusch said.

Mr. Booker’s endorsement highlights a potential drift of black support away from the Clinton campaign. A number of local black officials who only a few months ago were expected to endorse Senator Clinton have said more recently that Mr. Obama’s entrance into the race has left them undecided.


May 12, 2007

Booker to Endorse Obama, Calling Him a ‘Voice for Change’

Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark said yesterday that he would endorse Senator Barack Obama for president on Monday.

Mr. Booker’s endorsement is a coup for Mr. Obama. As mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, Mr. Booker is widely considered the most influential black elected official in the state, and his decision ends months of speculation over whether his support would go to Mr. Obama’s rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.


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