Cory Booker releases his first campaign ad

"Washington ducks our problems. I won’t," he says in the ad VIDEO

Topics: Video, Cory Booker, New Jersey, Democrats, Frank Lautenberg, Chris Christie,

In his first TV ad for the special election for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s New Jersey Senate seat, Newark Mayor Cory Booker takes a shot at Washington and touts his record “running toward” challenges to fix up Newark.

“In Newark, we got guns off the street, attracted new businesses, created new jobs, and improved our public schools,” he says in the ad, adding: “Washington ducks our problems. I won’t. Join me. The work starts now.”

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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