A Harrington homecoming

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, went back to his hometown of Harrington Park tonight and ran through the streets on his way to tossing the coin at the local high school football stadium.

Booker’s jog came two days after the death of his father, and friends of the mayor’s described him as “emotional” when he went past the house where his parents raised him and his brother.

Members of Booker’s state championship football team waited for him in the endzone. 

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie