The fall election season got off to an early start over the weekend, when Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) visited Morristown businesses with Mayor Tim Dougherty as his guide.
Dougherty, a Democrat, is running for a third term, against GOP Councilwoman Alison Deeb.
“This is really one of the more exciting towns,” Booker said, praising Dougherty for setting “an extraordinary example of how to create community, how to bring the town together, and bring a common sense of purpose.
“You are a maestro of a manager,” the Senator said, getting a laugh from Dougherty.
Booker kicked off Dougherty’s campaign earlier this year.
Saturday’s stops included the 23 South Boutique, the High End Barbershop, the Game Vault, the 70 South Gallery, the Bubba Rose Biscuit Co. and Just Jersey.
With President Trump only a few miles away, vacationing at his golf course in Bedminster, Booker also noted the political battle back in Washington.
“It’s been a long stretch… with a lot of challenges, but when I come to communities like this, it reminds me what we’re fighting for, and why we’re fighting so hard,” Booker said, thanking Morristown residents for inspiring him “to keep the fight going.”
Video: Sen. Cory Booker brushes up on his technique at The Game Vault. Video by Pamela Babcock
Video: Sen. Cory Booker visits Morristown’s High End Barbershop. Video by Pamela Babcock