One of New Jersey top lawmakers visited Cape May for the July 4th celebrations. U.S. Senator Cory Booker visited the Coast Guard base in Cape May, took part in the Independence Day parade in the city, and participated in a run on the Cape May beach the day following. Booker has been spotted locally a number of times since taking office. He is running for reelection this November and polls currently show him with a huge lead over the Republican Jeff Bell.