U.S. Sen. Cory Booker delivered a powerful speech on behalf of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) at his Liberty House fundraiser in Jersey City last night. Sires seeks re-election on November 4 when he runs against a massive underdog in RepublicanÂ Jude Anthony Tiscornia.Â
â€œItâ€™s just great to be here in Hudson County,” Booker began.
“This is a county, in my last election, turned it out in amazing plurality for me. I stand here to let you know, that Iâ€™ve learned a long time [ago] – Iâ€™m from Essex County – but the only route I know from getting from Newark, to Washington D.C., you gotta go through Hudson,â€ which earned a loud round of applause from the crowd.
â€œAlbio gets up every morning, has a routine. Before he puts on his suit, before he attaches that pin, he stands before the mirror and just recommits himself. He says ‘Iâ€™ll be for Jersey. Iâ€™ll be for labor. Iâ€™ll be for children. Iâ€™ll be for seniors. AL-BI-O!â€
â€œAnd I want you to know, come hell or high water, Iâ€™ll always be for him,â€ Booker added in a serious tone. â€œHe is one of the most exceptional congresspeople down there.â€
â€œIâ€™m here today because I have a friend, I have a mentor, I have an example and I have inspiration in Albio Sires,â€ Booker concluded.