Cory Booker's father dies
October 10th, 2013
04:16 PM ET
9 months ago

Cory Booker's father dies

(CNN) - New Jersey Senate hopeful Cory Booker's father has died, his campaign said Thursday.

Cary Booker, 76, had recently suffered a stroke. He died in Las Vegas, the Booker campaign said in a statement. Booker's remaining campaign events were canceled for the day.

Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey, faces off next week against Republican Steve Lonegan in a special election next week to fill out the rest of the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg's term.


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  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Dear Senator Booker, so sorry for your loss.

    October 10, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    My condolences Mr. Booker.

    October 10, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Is he man enough to make time for his dad?

    October 10, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    Sorry for your loss Mayor Booker.

    October 10, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Babyboomer

    Sorry for your loss Mr. Mayor.

    October 10, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    Rick, how bout shutting up? Sheesh.

    October 10, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    My condolences Mayor Booker.

    October 10, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  8. Don in albuquerque

    Sorry for your loss. And Rick Mcdaniel, i understand you have no concept of decency, but can you not afford normal common courtesy.

    October 10, 2013 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |