Matzen staying on as Booker’s political strategist

Mark Matzen will carry on with Newark Mayor Cory Booker as the mayor explores a future U.S. Senate run.

“Continuing as his statewide political strategist,” Matzen told PolitickerNJ.com

Matzen, who cut his teeth on U.S. Rep. Rush Holt’s (D-12) campaigns, helped engineer Booker’s statewide gubernatorial cliffhanger last year. 

After flirting with both gubernatorial and Senate runs, Booker opted for Senate.

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