Booker Emphasizes Obama GOTV Effort in Scranton

Newark Mayor Cory Booker in Scranton. Photo: Daniel Gleason

Scranton — A fired up Cory Booker addressed supporters at the Obama campaign office in Scranton Sunday.

His message? You can make a difference.

The Mayor of Newark and rising star of the Democratic party preached the importance of volunteering and getting out the vote. Equipped with quotes from Martin Luther King Jr, Genesis 3:9, and his father, Booker made his case.

“It’s no longer a matter of can we do something, it’s always a matter of do we have the collective will,” said Booker.

“In this election to me, I know that President Obama has the ability to win.  The only thing separating us from winning and losing is people showing up. People standing up and telling the truth of who they are.”

Booker spoke for about 13 minutes, spending less time Romney bashing, and more time touting the importance of stepping up the GOTV effort. It was the first stop in a two stop tour for Booker in PA Sunday. Booker also spoke at the Obama office in Wilkes Barre as well.

Other notable attendees were Lackawanna County Commissioner and former PA-11 hopeful Corey O’Brien, PA-17 hopeful Matt Cartwright, and Jim Connors, former Mayor of Scranton.

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