Cory Booker


Cory Booker was elected mayor of Newark in 2006, after a second bitter campaign against the entrenched incumbent Sharp James. His win made him the third African-American to hold the position. He studied political science at Stanford University while playing tight end for the football team before moving into the dilapidated and crime-ridden Brick Towers housing projects in Newark. His advocacy on behalf of the residents led to a successful run for city council, making him the youngest to hold the office at 29.

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Obama Hosts 'Productive' Meeting With the Congressional Black Caucus

President Obama discusses a wide range of issues with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Record Number of Black Candidates Seeking Office

The increase may be due to a combination of opportunity and changing demographics.

Odd Coupling Comes to the House

Reps. Elijah Cummings and Jason Chaffetz on getting to know each other.

BET Wire: Boehner's House of Disarray

House Republicans vote to sue President Obama for taking executive action and then blame him for not taking executive action; Sarah Palin has a TV channel on the web; Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes being known as the Notorious R.B...

Cory Booker's Senate Selfie Yearbook

Sen. Cory Booker hopes to get a selfie with each of his 99 colleagues.

Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul Team Up to Take a Bite Out of Crime

Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul introduce bill to fix nation's criminal justice system.
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