“We’re at war in the U.S. Senate right now,” Sweeney said. “We could lose the United States Senate to Republicans. Half the country is right-to-work right now. Where do you think we go?”
The last time then-Newark mayor Booker was running in what ended up a 53-47 race against Republican Steve Lonegan, Newark saw a historic summer murder spree. Booker’s campaign featured neighborhood raccoon-saving ventures and other heroics highlighted by his Twitter slogan “On it.” (RELATED: Cory Booker Breaks Promise To Help Woman With Raccoon Infestation).