Just days into serving a term left vacant by the death of longtime New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg, Booker has had to hit the ground running and he is not shying away from tackling one of the biggest issues on capital hill right now, the Affordable Care Act.
“He came out fighting, and he never stopped,” Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove told mourners, including Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Gov. Chris Christie is perhaps the nation’s highest-profile Republican — but that’s no guarantee the seat held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg will switch to GOP hands.
Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray said Monday that the New Jersey Democrat was feeling better and would be back for Senate votes on the budget expected later this week.
The Senator is expected to make the official announcement from Paterson on Friday.