Questions, suspicion dominate debate over Booker’s replacement in Newark
If this is a preview of the 2014 Mayoral race, then bare-knuckle politics appears to be alive and well in Newark.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s decision to run for the U.S. Senate in a special election this year has raised questions and opened old wounds in the city he will leave behind if he wins.
The Newark City Council, already fractured from a brutal political fight in November over a council vacancy, now has to choose a president amid a seeming stalemate among the eight sitting council members.
That newly named council president could become interim mayor.