(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.
Dear Senator Booker, so sorry for your loss.
My condolences Mr. Booker.
Is he man enough to make time for his dad?
Sorry for your loss Mayor Booker.
Sorry for your loss Mr. Mayor.
Rick, how bout shutting up? Sheesh.
My condolences Mayor Booker.
Sorry for your loss. And Rick Mcdaniel, i understand you have no concept of decency, but can you not afford normal common courtesy.