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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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.

Moving on Up? T.W. Shannon Sets His Sight on the US Senate

Tea party favorite T.W. Shannon could become the Senate's second Black Republican.
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