Booker’s Senate campaign doesn’t involve opponents

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker seems to be everywhere campaigning for the U.S. Senate, but his opponents are complaining that he hasn’t faced them yet.

    Booker is considered the front-runner in the Aug. 13 Democratic primary for a shot at completing the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

    He’s scheduled to appear in debates Monday and Thursday. But at least twice, his three opponents have debated without him.

    It’s been mostly a civil election. But when candidates have barbs, they’re aimed nearly exclusively at Booker.

    He has talked about plans to curb childhood poverty in a policy announcement.

    But many of his events are less formal meet-and-greet events with supporters across the state.

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