Welcome to Washington, Senator Booker

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  • 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
  • He's Arrived!
  • In the Beginning
  • The Talk
  • He's a Brainiac
  • A Leader in the Making

Sharpe Jabs

In 2002, Booker challenged Newark Mayor Sharpe James in a race that was so acrimonious, the federal government sent in poll watchers to monitor cheating and violence. It also became the topic of an Oscar-nominated documentary called Street Fight.

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