HCDO backs Booker for U.S. Senate

Hudson County pols don’t appear overly Twitter-friendly.

But they love Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate candidacy, apparently.

Today, Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman Vincent Prieto announced that the HCDO is officially endorsing Cory Booker for U.S. Senate in the upcoming special primary election. The Newark Mayor will be awarded the HCDO ballot slogan and will have the full support of the county organization.

“Cory Booker has a chance to be the kind of transformational figure that could make Washington work for the middle class again,” said Prieto, who also serves as the New Jersey State Assembly Budget Chairman. “The Hudson County Democratic Organization is proud to offer Mayor Booker our support and we will work hard to deliver a strong vote for him in both upcoming elections. He shares the same values that we are all fighting for – better jobs and more opportunities for the middle class, outstanding public education for our kids and safe, strong neighborhoods we can be proud of.”

Chairman Prieto decided to award the HCDO’s support to Mayor Booker after conferring with Democratic leaders throughout Hudson County including Jersey City Mayor-elect Steven Fulop, State Senators Nick Sacco, Brian Stack and Sandra Cunningham, County Executive Tom DeGise and Congressman Albio Sires. In addition the following Democratic mayors are also endorsing Booker:

– Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith

– Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer

– West New York Mayor Felix Roque

– Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli

– Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner

– Guttenberrg Mayor Gerald Drasheff

– Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough

– East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith

Senators Sacco and Stack also serve as the mayors of North Bergen and Union City, respectively.

HCDO backs Booker for U.S. Senate