Newark Mayor Cory Booker Says Hell Decide Within 2 Weeks Whether to Run Against Chris Christie for Governor

AP

Democratic Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker said Sunday he’ll decide within two weeks whether to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie next year.

Booker told CBS’ “Face the Nation” he is “absolutely considering” running for governor, and is also looking at a Senate run “a lot as well.”

He said the question is “where do I believe I can make the best difference for the city I love, the state I love and the nation that I’ve pledge my life to.”

Booker, who emerged this year as something of a Democratic Party rock star, said it’s imperative for him to decide soon.

“I’ve got to give my party and be a part of my party’s push forward, whether it’s with me as a candidate or with supporting other candidates for that office,” he said.

Booker recently accepted a Twitter challenge to live off food stamps for a week.