Report: Norcross backing Booker for Dem to replace Lautenberg

Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate campaign has reportedly landed the endorsement of South Jersey Democratic power broker George Norcross.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Norcross is endorsing Booker’s run to fill the seat left vacant by the death of former Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Norcross, who’s a managing partner of the company that owns The Inquirer, reportedly chose to throw his support behind Booker over two Democratic congressman and a top state lawmaker vying for the position.

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt is actively campaign for the position and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D) are expected to announce their intentions to make a bid for the position today.

Gov. Chris Christie tapped New Jersey Attorney General Jeff Chiesa to temporarily fill Lautenberg’s seat until an October special election.

Report: Norcross backing Booker for Dem to replace Lautenberg