Cory Booker Still Considering Running Against Chris Christie

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The charming mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, is close to a decision on whether he will run against Governor Chris Christie next year. During an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation, Booker said that he is still "absolutely considering" taking on Christie, though he acknowledged that he is also "giving other options some consideration." One of those other options is 88-year-old New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat, which would likely be much easier to win than a gubernatorial contest, given Christie's popularity. "Life ultimately is not about position, it's about a purpose," Booker said. "And my purpose that I try to focus on every single day is how can I make a difference in the world around me and the community around me. So I'm really thinking about both offices right now and which one can I better serve on the issues that I'm passionate about." He also promised to make up his mind "within the next two weeks," once he is less hungry