|Mayor Booker: "I ain't worried about my nascent U.S. Senate campaign, so neither should you!"|
The article continues: "When asked about his recent slip-ups, Booker dismissed it as 'swirl' being played out largely in media and political circles. 'We’re going to focus like a laser beam on continuing to deliver for the city,' he said, citing the opening of new supermarkets, hiring of more police and introducing a balanced city budget that doesn’t rely on special aid from the state. He also scoffed at the notion that he has a 'glass jaw' when it comes to criticism, as suggested by a recent story in the news site, Politico. 'From the time I’ve been mayor I’ve gotten a lot of negative media,' Booker said. 'Anybody who’s come up a pathway in Newark politics knows that this is rough and tumble.'"