Geraldo to Booker: Stop Tweeting So Much
Journalist may be Booker's rival in Senate race next year
Geraldo Rivera thinks Mayor Cory Booker doth tweet too much.
The Huffington Post reported that on March 1 the television journalist -- who like Booker is mulling a run for the Senate seat now held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg — took to Twitter himself to slam his potential rival for oversharing on the micro-blogging site, writing, “Regarding the endless cascade of tweets from Newark’s Mayor Booker one wonders whether any deed however humble goes unremarked?”
Others have complained that Booker seeks out media attention for his exploits while failing to adequately address problems in the state’s largest city. Booker, however, also has a considerable fan base in Newark and beyond — his Twitter followers number more than a million and he leads in early polling in the 2014 Senate race. Booker aims to succeed fellow Democrat Lautenberg, who is stepping down when his current term expires in January 2015. Rivera is a Republican.
Booker has garnered national attention as a hands-on mayor who responds personally to citizens’ complaints, such as inadequate snow removal. He also gained national fame for rescuing a neighbor from a burning home last year.