New Jersey Senate candidate and Newark Mayor Cory Booker will meet with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss ways to reduce youth violence.
Booker, the Democrat who is a huge favorite in this fall's Senate race, will attend a White House summit on the issue at about 2 p.m.
Booker has received Obama's endorsement and the two are friendly, according to Booker's aides.
The event is part of a three-day visit to Washington for Booker, though a spokesman wouldn't elaborate on the candidate's further plans.
Booker is expected to coast to victory in the general election this fall over Republican Steve Lonegan, a significant underdog.