Forgive the digression, but for anyone who likes politics, it may be worthwhile to keep an eye on election results today over in Newark, where Cory Booker is attempting to shore up his thumping mayoral victory by electing a friendly majority to the city’s nine-member Municipal Council.
Yes, it’s a runoff council election in Newark.
But the players are kind of amazing: the champions of the old guard
And it could well determine whether Booker can build a record in office that will allow him to run for higher office anytime soon, or whether it all comes to an end amid gridlock.
My former colleague Damien has the write-up.