Booker vs. Holt
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, is heavily favored to win the race to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Booker doesn’t like public education. He is an avid proponent of charters and vouchers. He is active in Democrats for Education Reform, the Wall Street hedge fund managers’ advocacy group for privatization.
As Jersey Jazzman points out, there is a credible alternative: Rush Holt, a member of Congress.
Holt is a physicist. He would bring deep knowledge of science and education to the Senate.
Booker would bring a determination to privatize public education.
We might also remember how Booker rushed to the defense of Bain Capital in 2012, when the Obama campaign flirted briefly with populism.