From Politico, about the moderate-liberal Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J.: "Cory Booker likely won’t challenge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2014 but instead launch a bid for a U.S. Senate seat, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Citing three sources familiar with the matter, the Journal said Booker is eying the seat currently held by longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg, an 88-year-old Democrat. The Journal reports the Newark mayor has been in discussions about launching an exploratory committee this week, and a Booker political operative did not comment for the story."
More: "Recent polls showed Christie, a Republican, would be the favorite among New Jersey voters in that historically Democratic state, though Booker would be the governor’s toughest competitor. A Rutgers-Eagleton Institute of Politics poll conducted last month gave Christie an easy win over Booker, 53 percent to 34 percent. But about 13 percent of respondents did not pick either candidate."