Booker says he expected Lautenberg family to back Pallone

EDGEWATER – U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker brushed aside the Lautenberg family’s endorsement of one of his Democratic Primary opponents, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6).

“I didn’t see my name mentioned in there at all,” said the mayor, referring to the statement from the family, which lauds work horses over show horses.

“Frank Lautenberg and Frank Pallone had a relationship for decades,” Booker added. “We were expecting this. This election is going to be decided by the people of New Jersey.”

Booker says he expected Lautenberg family to back Pallone