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New Harrison mailer touts Booker backing

Senator wading into primary fight at full speed

By Nikita Biryukov, June 17 2020 11:44 am

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is back to boosting Brigid Harrison’s second-district House bid.

Booker appears prominently on a mailer Harrison’s campaign will launch later Tuesday, alternatively boosting Harrison and making soft jabs at her primary opponents.

“Brigid Harrison will join me in demanding long-term solutions that ensure working families and seniors get the health coverage and financial help they need as we fight back against this crisis,” Booker says on the mail piece. “Unlike her Democratic primary opponent, Brigid brings decades of real experience — both as a teacher and as a political scientist who truly understands how government works.”

Harrison faces four opponents in her bid for the Democratic nod. Chief among those are Amy Kennedy and former Booker staffer Will Cunningham.

Perennial candidate John Francis LaVergne and retired FBI agent Robert Turkavage, who sought the second district’s seat as a Republican in 2018, are also running for the chance to take on Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis).

Booker has become a staunch backer of Harrison’s candidacy. He even pulled himself off of the Atlantic County organizational line to bracket with the Montclair University professor after the county’s Democratic Committee voted to back Kennedy in March.

“This is not the time to experiment with unproven leadership,” Booker said. “I ask you to stand with me and do what you can to elect Brigid in the July 7th primary.”

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