Some Booker running mates defecting

Newark City Councilman Augusto Amador no longer wants to be considered a member of Team Booker after the Mayor Cory Booker ran County Committee candidates against him and his East Ward allies. There are also reports that State Senator Ronald Rice is negotiating a deal with Newark Democratic leader Steve Adubato to keep Freeholder Blonnie Watson as Central Ward Democratic Chairman. Booker is backing Jermaine James for the post, and Dwight Brown is also running.

Sources say that Central Ward Councilwoman Dana Rone, once one of Booker’s staunchest allies, and Councilman/Freeholder Donald Payne, Jr., are soon to formally follow Amador’s lead.

Some Booker running mates defecting