Oliver ribs Booker in NJTV debate lead-up

U.S. Senate candidate Sheila Oliver (D-34) threw an elbow at frontrunner Cory Booker in the lead up to tonight’s NJTV debate.

“Tonight I will be facing all of my primary opponents in a live debate hosted on NJTV,” Oliver said in an email blast to supporters.

The bold faced, underlined “all” was a reference to the fact that Booker has not participated in other forums attended by Oliver and the other Democratic Primary candidates in the U.S. Senate contest, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6).

“For the first time, voters will have the chance to see us face the same questions on the same stage,” Oliver wrote. “No more hiding behind TV ads. No more dodging tough questions. Tonight, you’ll see why the Patch calls me ‘The Washington Outsider’ in this race.

“When I take the stage tonight, I will stand up for progressive economic solutions that invest in communities, affordable housing, and help for our small, New Jersey owned businesses,” the speaker added. “I will reiterate that I not only support full access to women’s healthcare, but that I’ll fight on the Senate floor for our rights. Together, we can make history, but I need your help.” Oliver ribs Booker in NJTV debate lead-up