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August 30, 2014

Cory Booker Airs First TV Ad #NJSEN

Newark Mayor Cory Booker went on the air Tuesday with his first television ad in the special election for Senate in New Jersey.

His first spot, “Run,” is a positive one that touts his record as mayor.

The ad is backed by a sizable statewide cable buy, according to a Booker aide. New Jersey includes two of the most expensive media markets in the country, New York City and Philadelphia, making for sky-high advertisement rates on broadcast television.

New Jersey-based Message & Media produced the 30-second spot.

Booker is the favorite to win the Aug. 13 Democratic primary.

Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. and Rush D. Holt and state Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver are also running in the special election to serve out the remainder of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg’s term. The winner will be favored against the Republican nominee in the Oct. 16 general election.

  • Midge

    My daughter goes to school in Newark. She lives in an apartment building that has an armed security guard – by law – at night. Her apartment is 2 blocks from the school, in the area that you will see on all of Booker’s ads because thats where the private and state money has been put. The rest of Newark is pretty bad. My daughter would not walk across Broad Street and we are worried about the possibility of riots after the Zimmerman trial. Newark had big riots after the “Civil Rights” era. No one has ever come up with a good explanation for those riots or any other race riots.

    Cory Booker is famous for being a “nice guy>” It has not done anything for Newark. I believe the schools were taken over by the state because of corrupt administration. Here in New Jersey, a State Supreme Court decision mandates that most of the state income tax goes into the 31 “Abbott” districts (out of over 500 school districts in the state).. Spending per pupil is much, much higher than for the other districts and the results are abysmal.

    Obama proved to be no better than the garden variety black race baiter politician (“If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon”). As of now, before I vote fro another big city black pol (and I did vote for Obama in 2008), I’d want to see him tackled on the race issues pretty darned severely. Like “no snitchin’” and the corruption and baby daddies/baby mamas (and not the way Obama does it with the high-falutin’ talk about “fathers:” thats pandering), and the gangs and gang insignia, and the lack of discipline or oversight of children.

  • ErikKengaard

    Abbott v. Burke is an example of the failure of progressive activism. All that money taken from taxpayers and squandered on Newark, Camden, Trenton . . . janitors buying yachts, investigating state superintendents in handcuffs, and educational results zero.
    New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation, and nothing but corruption to show for it.

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