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.
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.