Obama just received a bit of a boost from New Jersey with the support of influential Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker. Highlights from the New York Times article “Booker to Endorse Obama, Calling Him a ‘Voice for Change'” are noted below:
*Newark is New Jersey’s largest city and some have remarked that this endorsement will bode well for Obama’s performance throughout the campaign.
*Furthermore, this event highlights a continued shift of the black vote toward Obama, as Booker is one of the more powerful black leaders in New Jersey.
*According to current poles, Hillary Clinton is in the lead for New Jersey, but with the recent endorsement, this may not last for long.