By Ian Bush
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – Just ahead of the special Election Day in New Jersey, political celebrities are going public in support of their favored candidates.READ MORE: Off-Duty Police Officer Shot Multiple Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Over the weekend, Sarah Palin addressed a Tea Party crowd of about 4,000 people in Ocean County, urging a vote for Republican Steve Lonegan.
President Obama hasn’t made an in-person appearance for Cory Booker, but the Democrat’s campaign yesterday put a video on YouTube with the endorsement from the White House:
“Cory Booker has spent his entire life bringing people with different perspectives together, regardless of party, to take on tough challenges. Take it from me: now more than ever before, that’s the kind of leader we need in the senate,” Obama said.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Arrest 2 Suspects In Connection To Murder Of 14-Year-Old Samir Jefferson, Who Was Shot Nearly 20 Times
Both the president and Palin also addressed the government shutdown, with the former Alaska governor calling it a “dishonor” to the memory of military veterans — like the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, whose death brought about the special election.MORE NEWS: What We Know About 17-Year-Old Latif Williams, Wanted For Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington