By Max Pizarro | June 12th, 2013 - 9:07pm
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Sources say Mayor Cory Booker, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the Democratic Primary, is pulling together his campaign team and examining the possibility of hiring Marlon Marshall of 270 Strategies.

It’s not a done deal, one source insisted, but the choice of Marshall in a key campaign role would reflect Booker’s ties to a proven member of the political arm of President Barack Obama’s operation.

A founding partner in the D.C.-based political consulting firm, Marshall served as deputy national field director for Obama's re-election campaign, and served as Missouri General Election Director for Obama in 2008. He was also field director in Nevada, Ohio, and Indiana for the presidential campaign of then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Marshall served as national field director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Booker goes back to the beginning of the Obama presidential campaign experience. Along with Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy, Booker was campaign co-chair of Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign.

In terms of his New Jersey-based team, Booker has enlisted Steve DeMicco and Brad Lawrence as campaign strategists.

East Orange Democratic Committee Chair Leroy Jones, Essex County Democratic Party operative Phil Alagia, South Jersey’s Tricia Mueller of the Carpenters and Patricia Campos, New Jersey political director for UNITEHERE, are all expected to play key roles in the campaign, two sources close to Booker said.

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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