Rahm Emanuel Cancels Booker Fundraiser In Wake Of Chicago Shootings

Booker and Dr OzI never would have thought I’d have more respect for President Obama’s first Chief of Staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, than I have for Cory Booker.

The contrast of the two mayors actions in the face of murderous violence in their cities makes having a higher regard for Booker than Emanuel impossible.

Emanuel was scheduled to be in Jersey City tonight to rally the troops and raise money for Booker.  A late night shooting occurred in Chicago last night that left 13 people wounded, three in critical conditions, including a 3 year old.  Emanuel canceled his trip to New Jersey.  Booker, who was not even scheduled to be at the Jersey City rally because he left Newark yesterday for California to raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign, called off the Emanuel event which was also to have featured Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop.

The Booker campaign declined to say why they canceled the event, but you don’t have to be Rush Holt to connect the dots.

The eleventh murder in less than a month occurred in Newark yesterday afternoon.  This morning two Newark teenagers were arrested for yesterday’s shooting death of Quivon Wilson, 23.

Unless he gets on a plane and comes home, Booker will be disco dancing in San Francisco tonight with the “San Francisco Young Professionals for Cory Booker.”

Booker is scheduled to spend the weekend in California, though Monday night when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are co-hosting a big ticket fundraising dinner for him.

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Posted: September 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Rahm Emanuel Cancels Booker Fundraiser In Wake Of Chicago Shootings”

  1. The Newark Massacre Isn’t News | The Save Jersey Blog said at 11:07 am on September 20th, 2013:

    […] Addressing the vast majority of murders in the U.S. – like the 64 so far this year in Newark – remains a much more complicated problem. What can we deduce from recent history? Liberal mayors like Cory Booker who believe eradicating guns is an elixir for urban crime are objectively failing in their task. Cities with a more comprehensive approach to policing like New York City are experiencing a historic drop in violent crime. Ironically, the current (and ultra-liberal) Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to campaign for Cory Booker on Friday evening; Chicago just passed New York City as America’s murder capital and, after a particularly awful shooting last night, Rahm’s cancelled his appearance. […]

  2. Alieta Eck, MD said at 11:57 am on September 20th, 2013:

    I thought Booker had a $4.8 million war chest. Why does he need to raise more money for this Senate campaign? Why does he need to go to California to raise more money? What is he thinking?

  3. Running away from responsibility? said at 12:10 pm on September 20th, 2013:

    As per usual, the glare of the flashbulbs and Hollywood lights, trumps the actual job you are in and paid by the (state) taxpayers to do.. Wow, if one even thought the guy was a pleasant sort with a friendly smile, one begins to wonder if this isn’t another Jesse Jr. type, or just some other shallow opportunist, catapulting to fame with little to back it up, (think, 2008 all over again?) anxious to leave the tough work behind,to others.. This gets even more disappointing by the day , what we are apparently gonna get!!