Death of Booker’s father puts campaign on hold

Newark Mayor Cory Booker canceled the launch of his Senate campaign’s five-day bus tour following the death of his father, according to staffers.

Booker’s father, Cary Booker, died Thursday after recently suffering a stroke. He was 76 years old.

The Newark mayor was originally scheduled to begin a five-day bus tour this morning beginning with a campaign stop at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Cory Booker’s campaign didn’t indicate when the mayor will resume his campaign agenda.

Death of Booker’s father puts campaign on hold