A new Quinnipiac poll has Cory Booker up by only five points among those who’ve have made up their minds, 39 percent to 34 percent for Jeff Bell’s guerilla unfunded campaign for the U.S. Senate. (Booker leads Bell by eleven points among likely voters overall.) Bell is a full-spectrum conservative but he is focusing his campaign relentlessly on rising prices and stagnant wages for the middle class, blaming the Fed, and offering a gold standard as a solution.
Bill Kristol analyzes the race here.
Full disclosure: Before he left to run for the Senate, Bell was my colleague at American Principles Project. I think I may have written a small check to his campaign. If not I’m certainly going to do so now.