Newark mayor vying for 2nd term

(AP) - The mayor of New Jersey's largest city isvying for a second term Tuesday.

Cory Booker, who is among four candidates, has raised about $7.5million. His nearest rival, former county prosecutor CliffordMinor, has raised a little over $300,000.

Among Booker's donors are Hollywood heavyweights StevenSpielberg and Barbra Streisand.

Booker's critics say the mayor's fundraising prowess has donelittle to alleviate the city's budget crisis. Last year, about2,000 city workers had to take pay cuts to close a budget hole.

Bookers says he's attracted record levels of philanthropicdonations to the city and has reduced crime and expanded parks andgreen spaces.

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