In Newark, it’s Frank Skeffington vs. Willie Stark

Political insiders continue to suggest that Sharpe James’ decisision to seek re-election to a sixth term is not necessarily final, and that James could still opt out of the race over the next two weeks. If James really is running, his rematch against former City Councilman Cory Booker will be extraordinary political theater. Booker’s strategy over the last four years was similar to the one used by Rudy Giuliani after losing the 1989 race for New York City Mayor. Giuliani never stopped campaigning, won over key backers of his old rival, and by the time he ran again in 1993 his campaign was more of a coronation.

In Newark, it’s Frank Skeffington vs. Willie Stark