Newark’s Booker Cancels Iowa Trip

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

Newark Mayor Cory Booker will not be making an appearance in Iowa next month, despite the University of Iowa’s claim that the Democratic candidate for Senate from New Jersey will be giving a lecture on the Iowa City campus on Aug. 29.

Booker campaign spokesman Kevin Griffis says Monday that Booker will not give the speech. He said the speech was scheduled before the special Senate election was called in New Jersey. Booker had since cancelled the event, but there had been some kind of miscommunication.

The potential of a Booker visit to Iowa drew attention because of the state’s presidential caucuses, which prompt speculation about politicians who schedule events in Iowa.