Against the backdrop of a Democratic Party waiting for his decision on governor, Newark Mayor Cory Booker did not break the big news on this morning's Face the Nation.
He confirmed he's thinking about a run for governor, and said he intends to make a decision within the next two weeks for the good of his party, but stopped short of an announcement.
"Yeah, I am absolutely considering running for governor as well as other options," said Booker.
"Within the next two weeks," he added when Bob Shieffer asked him for a timeline.
The Newark mayor said he wants to be fair to others who may want to run against Gov. Chris Christie.
"Especially in New Jersey, there are a lot of good candidates," he said.
"I'm looking at that a lot as well," he added, when Face the Nation's host asked him about a Senate seat.
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"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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