WNYC: Booker’s Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark

Booker’s Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark
It would have been interesting to hear more from Newarkers about their skepticism in this brief piece from WNYC, but the headline is, I think, a fair assessment.

But the upcoming election was on the minds of his diehard fans in the progressive enclave of Maplewood. Before and after he took the stage, Booker was surrounded by crowds asking for photos and autographs and offering to volunteer and host fundraisers.

Ellen DeCaro got teary-eyed as she shook Booker’s hand and introduced her wife and son. She lives in Hampton Township and is thrilled to be able to vote for him for the first time.

In Newark on Sunday, Booker’s bid for Senate was met with some skepticism from residents like Joyce Henderson, who is unmoved by the starpower the Democratic mayor has gained from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey.

Author: Ken Walker

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