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Sounds like Cory Booker wants to wait as long as feasible to see how Sandy affects Christie standing
Newark Mayor Cory Booker said tonight his decision on whether to run for governor has been pushed back by Hurricane Sandy but vowed not to keep Democrats waiting too much longer.
"The reality is Sandy has pushed my timeline back," Booker said on his monthly radio program on WBGO.
With Booker widely touted as the best-positioned Democrat to beat Gov. Chris Christie, the Democratic party in New Jersey is on tenterhooks to see if he will make a run next year.
Two sources familiar with Booker's thinking told The Star-Ledger last week that he plans to decide whether to challenge Christie — who has indicated he plans to seek re-election — by mid-December, leaving plenty of time for other potential Democratic candidates to mount a campaign.
Booker said he has had numerous phone calls with state leaders over the past few days.
"I do believe I owe it to the Democratic party of New Jersey to make a decision very quickly," Booker said.