Cory Booker to decide on gubernatorial or senate bid in next 2 weeks

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has recently announced that he is considering running for either New Jersey governor in 2013 or for U.S. Senate in 2014.

“I am absolutely considering running for governor, as well as giving other options some consideration,” Booker said on CBS News’ Face the Nation.

“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,” Booker stated.

He said that he would have to make a decision within the next two weeks in regards to running for governor of N.J.

Running for governor in 2013, Booker would be taking on popular current governor Chris Christie, and in a run for senate in 2014 he would challenge longtime Democratic incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Booker said his final decision relies on “where do I believe I can make the best difference for the city I love, for the state I love and the nation that I’ve pledged my life to.”

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