Some Sussex County Democratic leaders want to make it clear that Newark Mayor Cory Booker does not have their endorsement yet, despite his slogan on the primary ballot.
Booker's campaign has chosen “Sussex County Democrats 2013” as his slogan for the Aug. 13 U.S. Senate primary in the county.
But county Democratic committee chairman Michael Busche tells The Star-Ledger he does not have the county endorsement.
“We were concerned that this implied we endorsed him,” Busche told The Star-Ledger. “We haven’t done that.”
Busche says the party leadership plans to pick its favorite after a straw poll later this month.
Booker joins three other Democrats and two Republicans in the race to fill the last 15 months of late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's term.
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