Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to Jersey City Friday to campaign for Cory Booker.
The former chief of staff to President Obama will appear alongside Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop at a rally for Booker as he heads into the home stretch of his abbreviated Senate campaign.
Fulop won election as mayor of the state's second largest city in May, defeating longtime incumbent Jerry Healy, despite a slew of endorsements for Healy from the likes of Emmanuel's former boss, President Obama.
A spokeswoman for Booker contacted PolitickerNJ to say Booker does not plan to attend the event, though she offered no explanation as to why.
The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Bistro at Grove Square.
Though the latest polls show Booker up by 35 points over opponent Steve Lonegan, he seems to be taking no chances with his future.
Booker loyalists clashed with Lonegan at a press conference on Tuesday in front of an abandoned house owned by Booker.
And while Booker has the market on personal star power all but cornered in tis race, Lonegan has done well with his celebrity endorsements. To date, he has received endorsements from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie. Next month, he is scheduled to receive an endorsement from Texas Gov. and former presidential candidate Rick Perry.
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