NJ Gays Want Newark Mayor Cory Booker To Run For Governor

With gays in the Garden State still sore at Chris Christie for vetoing a marriage-equality bill in February, the call has gone out for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a strong ally to the LGBT community, to run for governor of New Jersey.

Since taking office in 2006, Booker has formed a commission on LGBT youth, raised the rainbow flag over City Hall, and declined to officiate at any wedding until same-sex marriage is legal in the state. In his address at the Democratic National Convention this summer, Booker stated the issue of same-sex marriage in New jersey was a question of when, not if, and remarked that he “might even have a very good seat when it gets done.”

Will that seat be in the governor’s mansion? Booker isn’t spilling any T, but on Sunday he tweeted,  “No matter what I choose, NJ will have Marriage Equality.”

On a somewhat unrelated note, couldn’t you just get lost for days in this man’s eyes?

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  • NJDemocrat

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a strong ally to the political bosses that run New Jersey, he’s one of Republican Chris Christie’s biggest cheerleaders, and his pro-Wall Street agenda makes him a terrible candidate for governor (unless the GOP nominates him).

    While dedication to civil rights and equality must be a litmus test for any Democratic nominee, gay or straight we cannot afford to get lost for in this man’s eyes or any politician’s lies. The strong arm tactics used in Newark to replace Donald Payne Jr on the City Council show the true flavor of Cory Booker, who laid off 1150 city workers, unleashed a brutal police force on innocent civilians and stands among the one-percenters that aim to privatize public education.

    When someone shows that he wants to end democracy and extend the right-wing war against the middle-class, it is safe to assume that his more progressive policy positions are merely a layer of bullshit.

  • Jonathonz

    Booker for Prez!

  • Dionte

    I’m already lost in them.

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