PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker says his Republican opponent has “terrified” Democrats.
In a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, Booker said that Republican Steve Lonegan is on the “extreme right wing” of the GOP, galvanizing Booker supporters. Booker said even some Republicans are hoping he will win.
Booker also said a profane interview former Lonegan adviser Rick Shaftan gave bashing Booker and questioning his sexuality was “profoundly disrespectful to women, gays and lesbians.”
Lonegan fired Shaftan on Friday.
Booker said the election is going according to plan and the campaign anticipated that poll margins would narrow as they have in recent weeks. He still leads Lonegan by double digits, however.
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