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Sharpe James Endorses Booker

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The special senate election between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan is October 16th and both sides have been grabbing high profile endorsements.

So far, Steve Lonegan has: Rand Paul, Rick Perry & now Sarah Palin on his side.

Booker has: Shaquille O’Neal, Duval Patrick, Vice President Joe Biden and now former Mayor of Newark Sharpe James on his.

James may be Booker’s most unusual endorsement yet, given that he’s been a long-time critic of the current mayor.

James said that he supports Booker for Senate because he thinks that he’ll have a great opportunity to bring resources back to Newark.

But in typical Sharpe James fashion, he also pointed out that he’s not impressed by the high profile Oprah visits and thinks that mayors should be more hands on.

It’s worth noting that Mayor James' son John is interested in a Newark council seat, so support from Mayor Booker certainly wouldn’t hurt.

Will an endorsement from a long-time critic who did jail time as Mayor of Newark help or hurt Booker in the upcoming election?

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