Democratic Newark mayor Cory Booker’s Republican New Jersey Senate opponent Steve Lonegan says he helped cancel a Booker rally with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel by criticizing both mayors’ appalling records on innercity crime.

Former Obama White House chief of staff Emanuel was slated to hold a Booker endorsement in Jersey City Friday, prompting Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, to announce his own “Murder Mayors” rally across the street highlighting the violent crime epidemic in both Booker’s Newark and Emanuel’s Chicago. After Lonegan announced his event, Emanuel canceled the pro-Booker rally and headed home to Chicago, where 13 people were injured in a South Side shooting late Thursday.

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