Welcome to Washington, Senator Booker

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  • He's Arrived!
  • In the Beginning
  • The Talk
  • He's a Brainiac
  • A Leader in the Making
  • Newcomer's Luck
  • Sharing the Pain
  • Sharpe Jabs
  • If at First You Don't Succeed
  • Early Success
  • Super Mayor
  • Be Careful What You Say
  • There He Goes Again
  • A National Stage
  • A Port in the Storm
  • Hunger Game
  • He's In
  • Risky Business
  • Winning!
  • Choices
  • Do You
  • Bridge Gaps
  • Tweet On

The Talk

"My father when I was growing up said it very simply," Booker told Newark's Star-Ledger. "'Boy, don't you dare walk around here like you hit a triple, 'cause you were born on third base. You are enjoying freedoms, opportunity, technology, things that were given to you bought by the struggle and the sacrifices and the work of those who came before.... Don't forget where you come from."

  (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Sega)

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