Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) called Democratic party leaders this morning to inform them of his plans to a run for a senate seat in 2014.
Booker wrote in his op-ed: “These are the hard won lessons I have learned in Newark: if you can bring people together around common ideals, if you can inspire people to see the universal truth that we are all in this together, that we need each other, that our destinies are interwoven, then great things can happen. I have seen how you can ignite in people the spirit of our ancestors; the spirit of service and sacrifice and of the dignity of hard work for families and for higher principles. When you do that great things do happen, and miracles are made manifest. This is the story of Newark’s enduring spirit and the reason for our progress in recent years.”