Two stories make me think Newark Mayor Cory Booker is worried he might lose his Senate race or barely squeak out a victory in what was supposed to be a huge blowout.
First, Booker's opponent released an internal poll showing the race within six points.
Now that's a Republican poll taken for a Republican candidate so we have take the results with a grain of salt.
But then, there's this:
Cory Booker pretty much confirmed those results by releasing his first negative ad of the campaign cycle today.
Confident campaigns do not go negative in the waning days before an election unless they think things aren't going so well.
Now I don't actually think Booker is going to lose this race
But I do think it's going to be closer than the 20+ percentage points it was supposed to be.
And there is an outside shot he could lose.
Either outcome would be bad for Booker.
He was supposed to be a "rock star" Senate candidate.
But this race seems to be turning into a bad melodrama for him.