Gay rights groups have pledged to back Cory Booker should he decide to challenge New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

While Booker, Newark's Democratic mayor and an outspoken gay rights ally, has yet to say whether he'll throw his hat in the ring, gay rights groups are attempting to lure him into a campaign with promises of support.

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.

“Like few others, Cory Booker manages to capture the imagination of the LGBT community from all over the country, and from all walks of life,” Human Rights Campaign (HRC) spokesman Fred Sainz told the Star-Ledger. “I would suspect a wide diversity of Americans would support his campaign and help get him the resources he needs to win.”

Booker and Christie hold opposing stances on the issue of gay marriage. Christie vetoed a bill which would have legalized such unions in New Jersey, while Booker has campaigned for its legalization.

“I'm telling you right now, it's not a matter of if we're going to win marriage equality in New Jersey,” Booker told the LGBT caucus at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte. “It's a matter of when we're going to win it. And I know in my heart of hearts, if God is willing, I will be there on that day that bill is signed. I might even have a very good seat when it gets done.”

In October, Booker gave an electric speech before an estimated 3,000 people attending HRC's 16th annual National Dinner in Washington D.C. Booker reiterated his belief that New Jersey would join the states with marriage equality.