Booker still mulling options, will have decision before year end

Against the backdrop of a Democratic Party waiting for his decision on governor, Newark Mayor Cory Booker did not break the big news on this morning’s Face the Nation.

He confirmed he’s thinking about a run for governor, and said he intends to make a decision within the next two weeks for the good of his party, but stopped short of an announcement.

“Yeah, I am absolutely considering running for governor as well as other options,” said Booker.

“Within the next two weeks,” he added when Bob Shieffer asked him for a timeline.

The Newark mayor said he wants to be fair to others who may want to run against Gov. Chris Christie.

“Especially in New Jersey, there are a lot of good candidates,” he said. 

“I’m looking at that a lot as well,” he added, when Face the Nation‘s host asked him about a Senate seat.

"Since the print publication of this list, Christie, in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, helped decisively turn the midterm elections in the Republicans' favor, which makes him a bit more influential than we initially gave him credit for, post-Bridgegate. So when your state governments do absolutely nothing for you for the next four years, be sure to thank him!"
—GQ