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.

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.