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pinkyusuck October 14th, 2013 10:59am

Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker apparently doesn't live in Newark. Some folks believe that he doesn't even live in New Jersey. Should a politician be required to live in the area that they run for political office in?

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/14/13 7:05 am

The New Jersey conservatives knew Booker was very popular and very liberal AND that NJ is a moderate (read not ultra conservative) state. If they wanted to win why did they run such an ultra conservative against him?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 12:38 pm

Because they're smart. They're giving folks a real choice instead of 'progressive' and 'progressive lite.'

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:17 am

California, no because...?
Would you be ok with me being the mayor of your town, or governor of your state, when I've never even lived in California?

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:19 am

Virginia, no because...?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:47 am

Oregon, no because...?

EarlyBird Portland
10/15/13 5:07 am

Oregon said no because I don't necessarily want to live in the ghetto just because I'm representing it. Also, maybe I can't afford to live in Beverly Hills, it shouldn't stop me from representing it.

edrewiii
10/14/13 5:58 am

Yes, how else can you truly represent the people that elect you. I've never been to NJ so how could I have any clue what they need were I to be elected.

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chickencookie It really is
10/14/13 5:38 am

Sadly he will beat Steve Lanigan on Wednesday because like NY thats how jersey is. It does not bring me any comfort knowing this. Bad enough we cant get rid of dirty I like them young Menendez

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:10 am

Which leads me to ask: Why the heck do you live in New Jersey?!?

chickencookie It really is
10/14/13 7:18 am

Pinky Im a New Yorker. East west north south. Im screwed.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 9:52 am

There are better states available. New Hampshire and Vermont are both better in many ways and they're fairly close.

chickencookie It really is
10/14/13 5:36 am

He does like the hollywood crowd and spends most of his time on twitter while the bodies pile up un Newark which for those that do not know is not a neighborhood you want to get lost in.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:14 am

Yeah...New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland are all places that I don't mind if I never travel to.

chickencookie It really is
10/14/13 6:31 am

You don't sound wisconish. You sound east coaster. Sad thing is those states you mention are mostly beautiful. I live about an eighth of a mile from two parks and a mile away from 3 orchards.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:47 am

Oh, no doubt, I'm sure they're lovely.
But I have zero interest in supporting the economy of any state that seeks to limit my Constitutional rights. Specifically my Second Amendment rights.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
10/14/13 4:47 am

No because, it's a free country. No requirements needed.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 6:07 am

I disagree. Should I be able to be the mayor of Orlando while living in Wisconsin? Of course not! I don't have the first clue about what's good for Orlando, and I won't unless I live there.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
10/14/13 12:09 pm

You know you limits.