Cory Booker Knocks Washington in First Campaign Ad

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Cory Booker's first ad for the New Jersey Senate race, titled "Run," is set to begin airing Wednesday on cable networks throughout the state. In the 30-second spot, Booker signals that he's prepared for the fight over his record as mayor of Newark, boasting, “In Newark, we got guns off the street, attracted new businesses, created new jobs, and improved our public schools." He also touts his status as a D.C. outsider, declaring, "Washington ducks our problems. I won’t." Spoken like a man whose two closest rivals, Frank Pallone and Rush Holt, have served in the House for a combined 39 years.