Cory Booker on Sunday said he was
“absolutely” considering a run against New Jersey Governor Chris
“Yeah, I am absolutely considering
running for governor as well as giving other options some
consideration,” Booker said on CBS' Face the Nation. “I'm
going to be focused on that for the next week to 10 days or so.”
Booker, Newark's Democratic mayor and
an outspoken gay rights ally, said he would be making a decision
within the next 2 weeks.
He added that he was also considering a
“Life ultimately is not about a
position, it's about a purpose. And my purpose that I try to focus
on every single day is how can I make a difference in the world
around me and the community around me. So, I'm really thinking about
both offices right now, and which one can I better serve on the
issues I'm passionate about and the things that I feel driven to
contribute to,” he said.
Gay rights groups have been urging
Booker to challenge Christie, who vetoed a gay marriage bill approved
Steven Goldstein, the head of Garden
State Equality, the state's largest gay rights advocate, said he's
prepared to go “door to door from New Jersey to West Hollywood to
raise millions of dollars” for a Booker campaign.
In October, Booker gave an electrifying
speech before an estimated 3,000 people attending the Human Rights
Campaign's 16th annual National Dinner in Washington D.C.
reiterated his belief that New Jersey would join the states with