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Booker defends ties to N.J. Dem bosses

Aug 29, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker defended his ties to New Jersey political bosses George E. Norcross III and Joseph DiVincenzo, the Essex County executive, on Tuesday, saying that while he may disagree with them on some issues, he "can't allow perfect to be the enemy of the good."

Booker, who has cast himself as a progressive candidate favoring tax credits for renters, curbing the power of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and criminal justice reform, has faced skepticism from some liberals ...