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    Booker: I’m Being ‘Used’ by the GOP

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    Newark mayor Cory Booker said Monday night that he is “very upset” that he is being “used” by the Republican party after they launched a “Stand With Cory Booker” campaign, as he also tried to back off his earlier statements attacking a key Democratic Party strategy. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Booker said he found Democratic attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital “nauseating,” although he also called for Republicans to stop “using Jeremiah Wright,” President Obama’s former pastor. By Monday, Booker was quick to point out all the issues on which he has agreed with Obama, and Booker said Republicans have never been “willing to stand with me in places like Newark, New Jersey, Camden, New Jersey, Paterson—places that often the GOP seems to want to imagine don’t exist.”

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