Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday welcomed Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker's announcement that he will "explore the possibility" of a senate run in 2014, but noted that they still "have to work out a few issues."
“He’s a very good man, he would be a good senator,” Reid told Politico. “Of course we have to work out a few issues, but he would be a wonderful senator and he’s a great man.”
Perhaps the biggest issue to resolve is the political future of 88-year-old Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), whose seat Booker will pursue. Anonymous aides to Reid told Politico that the senior senator from Nevada would support Lautenberg if he opts to seek another term.