Booker goes negative against Bell

Cory Booker took a selfie at a Hindu Temple this weekend.

Cory Booker took a selfie at a Hindu Temple this weekend.

Back in May, Senator Cory Booker told The Record’s Herb Jackson that his reelection campaign would be “a campaign based on love.”

Confronted with independent polling data that shows him to be in a surprisingly tight 7-10 point race against Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Jeff Bell, Booker has labeled his opponent a “right-wing ideologue,” according to a report on PolitickerNJ.  Booker beat former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan for the job of filling the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s term last October by only 11 percent.

I don’t think we need to send any more right-wing ideologues down to the U.S. Senate. I think we need to send bridge builders to get Congress moving again,” said Booker, the former Newark mayor, said.

In an unscientific poll of Star Ledger readers on NJ.com, Bell is beating Booker by over 22%.  Those right-wing ideological Star Ledger readers!!

Booker touted the work he has done with Republicans in Congress, including such bridge builders as Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio to PolitickerNJ, as evidence that he will break the partisan gridlock in Washington.

On his website, Bell says he’s pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and pro-religious freedom. He’s against Internet gambling and drug legalization.  Some would say those positions  make him a right-wing radical.

Jeff Bell marching in the Passaic Peruvian Day Parade last month.  Bell doesn't do selfies

Jeff Bell marching in the Passaic Peruvian Day Parade last month. Bell doesn’t do selfies

But Bell says he’s also for restoring middle-class prosperity, Statehood for Puerto Rico, real universal healthcare, school choice, America’s leadership role in the world, and a robust energy policy.  He compliments President Obama for supporting natural gas development!   These positions are hardly those of a wing-nut.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Jeff Bell | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Booker goes negative against Bell”

  1. Sorry, said at 6:36 am on August 12th, 2014:

    he might be educated, but that goofy smile just makes me think there’s something slightly off, there- like his leftist views, and votes, another one we don’t need down there but will never get rid of, just, because… for our purposes, he has been here several times already, and can come bearing money and votes for the other side.. when will we stop accepting people with either failed or no records? I mean, Newark got worse under his stint, and here he is, another false “star,” costing us more money than ever, and voting with the libs to take us down, in all respects..wake up, America- this is all NOT ok..