Is Cory Booker a Good Fit for NJ Governor?
A former Democratic governor of New Jersey isn’t sure fellow Democrat Cory Booker, Newark’s mayor, is a good fit for the job of governor.
Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne says in a column in Monday’s Star-Ledger newspaper that “word on the street is that Cory Booker is a great political leader, but not a great administrator.”
Byrne says “you really need the quality of administration if you’re going to be governor.”
In any case, the 88-year-old ex-governor says nobody can beat Republican Gov. Chris Christie at this point.
Byrne’s comments came as he weighed whether Booker would likely consider a run for U.S. Senate or governor more appealing. He didn’t comment on a possible Senate candidacy by Booker.
The Newark mayor says he will make his plans known soon.
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