Weather Updates

Rahm Emanuel to campaign in N.J. for Cory Booker for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker  |  AP file photo

Cory Booker | AP file photo

storyidforme: 55192471
tmspicid: 20036524
fileheaderid: 9205863

Updated: September 17, 2013 11:09PM

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is coming to New Jersey this week to campaign for Cory Booker.

Organizers say Emanuel, Booker and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop will headline a Friday afternoon rally in Jersey City.

Booker, the mayor of Newark, is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. He’s facing Republican Steve Lonegan for the seat held by the late Frank Lautenberg. The election is Oct. 16.

Booker and Emanuel have both worked with the same police chief. Garry McCarthy was Newark’s top cop before leaving to head the Chicago police in 2011.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.