Newark Mayor Cory Booker is continuing his Senate primary election strategy of ignoring the rest of the field even as they continue to bite at his heels.
The Newark mayor released his third television ad today entitled “People.” In it, Booker once again touts his vision for New Jersey, telling New Jerseyans he will support them no matter what their race religion or sexual orientation by fighting for a host of progressive causes including a higher minimum wage, equal pay laws a, combating child poverty and protecting Medicare and Social Security.
Nowhere does Booker mention his opponents, though all three Democrats challenging him – U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver – have long legislative records to attack.
By contrast, even Republican front-runner Steve Lonegan is attacking Booker, assuming the Democrats’ 40 point lead in the polls will stand up in next month’s primary.
Booker is well ahead in all polls released to date and has a decided fundraising edge on all candidates save Frank Pallone, who came into the race $1 million ahead of Booker. Booker has been raising money at a furious pace and has passed Pallone.