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  • SENATOR BOOKER’S TALES COULD MAKE HIM VULNERABLE

    04/16/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mark Impomeni
    Newark, April 10–New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D) may be headed for a more difficult reelection campaign this fall than many political professionals seem to think. The reason: the mainstream press, which has been his biggest booster, is now beginning to question not only his veracity but his competence as Newark mayor, which recently took a hit from a report issued by the state comptroller. When he announced his intention to seek a Senate seat, Booker was considered a shoo-in. But the Senate campaign turned out to be no coronation. Although polls in early August had Booker with a 35-point...
  • Watch Cory Booker Claim He ‘Drove To Hawaii’ As A Teenager During Climate Talkathon

    03/11/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 11, 2014
    While you try to wrap your mind around that self-absorbed bit of self-serving political theater, take a break and enjoy the clip above where Cory Booker actually begins to muse nostalgically about first getting his driver’s license as a teen in New Jersey. His eyes turn misty as he remembers the “only trip” he ever took was to drive to Hawaii, and it was a beautiful – wait, what?!
  • Cory Booker bets cookies against 2016 bid

    12/12/2013 3:53:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2013
    Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) joked on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he would "bet a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough" that he won't run for president in 2016.
  • Booker and Christie bond over groundbreaking of Newark ShopRite

    10/18/2013 2:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | October 18, 2013 | David Giambusso
    NEWARK — It was a “kumbaya” moment for Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Gov. Chris Christie, but one that will have a lasting impression in Newark. Despite being on opposing sides during Booker’s victorious U.S. Senate run against Republican Steve Lonegan, the two men once again touted their bipartisan alliance Thursday with the groundbreaking of the Springfield Avenue Marketplace, a $94 million retail and housing complex that includes a 66,000 square-foot ShopRite supermarket along one of Newark’s most troubled corridors. “This is not because of a mayor. It really is because of great leadership on many different fronts,” Booker said,...
  • Booker wins U.S. Senate seat

    10/17/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT · by stonewall_jackson215 · 52 replies
    www.philly.com ^ | 10/17/13 | Jonathan Tamari
    Booker, 44, will become the Senate's seventh youngest member, and its ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected. Even before winning the race, he was widely seen as a potential vice presidential contender as soon as 2016, though his credentials took a hit when the race turned out far closer than many expected. With nearly all of the vote counted, Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by about 10 percentage points - a convincing margin in most races, but much smaller than many had predicted for a rising star facing an underfunded opponent with views out...
  • AP: Democrat Cory Booker wins special Senate election over Lonegan

    10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 217 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 10-16-2013 | Melissa Hayes
    The Associated Press has declared Newark Mayor Cory Booker the winner in Wednesday's special U.S. Senate election. Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Tea Party Republican, to serve out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term. Although the race was close early on, Democrats were quick to declare Booker the winner. Only 40 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m., the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was declaring victory. A short time later, state Sen. Barbara Buono, who is running against Governor Christie in the Nov. 5 election, offered her congratulations to Booker.
  • Election officials report light to steady turnout for US Senate election

    10/16/2013 12:36:33 PM PDT · by Gefn · 18 replies
    NEwark Star Ledger ^ | 10/16/2013 | Matt Friedman
    It's been one of the biggest questions leading up to today's special election for US Senate, how many people would actually turn out to vote?
  • LIVE THREAD ~ NEW JERSEY SPECIAL ELECTION FOR US SENATE

    10/16/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 363 replies
    Good morning Free Republic and good morning to the GREAT STATE of NEW JERSEY! Get up and go to you polling place!! VOTE FOR STEVE LONEGAN TODAY!! And with that -- I am off to do my civic duty and to make America proud!! (hope this isn't a repeat thread!)
  • President Obama encourages New Jersey residents to vote for Cory Booker (instead of Steve Lonegan)

    10/15/2013 4:32:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/15/13 | Adam Edelman
    President Obama is reminding New Jersey voters to vote for Cory Booker in the state’s special Senate election Wednesday. Just one day before the election Obama appeared in a video for the Booker campaign encouraging New Jersey residents to support the popular Democratic Newark mayor. “Voters in New Jersey have the opportunity to vote for a leader with uncommon character, Cory Booker,” Obama said in the video.
  • Booker says Lonegan, tea party playing politics with public safety

    10/14/2013 9:07:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    nj.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Ryan Hutchins
    ATLANTIC CITY — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker once again linked Republican opponent Steve Lonegan to the federal government shutdown today, suggesting some Republicans are playing politics with public safety. Booker, the mayor of Newark, stopped in Atlantic City where 51 firefighters will be laid off at the end of November due to local budget cuts. The city is hoping a federal grant may avert some of those layoffs, but its application is not being processed during the shutdown, according to union officials. “It could mean that some of the people behind me — or who are represented by...
  • Elites’ deplorable double-standard on corruption

    10/14/2013 2:16:42 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Salon ^ | 8/13/13 | DAVID SIROTA
    Today’s U.S. Senate primary in New Jersey is – like so many elections these days – a representation of many of the most destructive trends that define modern politics. It is, for instance, a case of politics as a celebrity-driven coronation – one where one candidate’s media- and Twitter-driven celebrity (Cory Booker) is depicted as more important than other candidates’ far more impressive public policy experience. It is also a commentary on how such a celebrified politics tends to intensify when voters are paying the least attention. As the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Adam Green notes, this most certainly is...
  • Vote Lonegan for US Senate this Wednesday October 16th in New Jersey, GOTV

    10/14/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 35 replies
    Steve Lonegan for US Senate ^ | October 14, 2013 | steelers6
    Steve Lonegan has dedicated his time in public life to fighting for New Jersey taxpayers. When he became mayor of Bogota, NJ in 1996, Lonegan immediately cut municipal spending, eliminated wasteful and duplicative services, privatized some functions and instituted a more cost-efficient, user-friendly government. As a result, Bogota’s municipal spending remained constant for the entire 12 years of Steve’s tenure. He also kept debt and tax increases far below inflation despite massive state mandates and aid reductions to suburban towns like Bogota. Thanks to Steve’s strong, conservative leadership, Republicans kept council control for 11 straight elections, and Steve was reelected...
  • Neighbors: Mayor Cory Booker of Newark Doesn't Live in Newark

    10/14/2013 1:09:21 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Charles Johnson
    Filmmaker Joel Gilbert and investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson hit the streets of Newark to discover where Mayor Booker actually lives. His neighbor say he doesn't live there.
  • Neighbors: Cory Booker never lived in Newark

    10/14/2013 10:05:03 AM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    One police officer, who said his name was Officer Martinez, told us that 435 Hawthorne was Booker’s home but property records show that the home is owned by Ife Okocha. Cassandra Dock, a community activist critical of both Mayor Booker and Governor Christie, told us that the home on Hawthorne was actually a police station.
  • Obama cuts Booker ad as lead shrinks

    10/14/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2013 | Justin Sink
    VIDEO ad: President Obama: Vote for Cory President Obama looked to shore up last-minute support for Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a new Web ad hailing the Democratic Senate candidate as the antidote to "the shutdown politics we've seen in Washington." The release of the video comes after a new poll showed Booker's lead tightening with just two days to go before the special election to replace deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). According to a Monmouth University survey, Booker leads Republican Steve Lonegan 52-42 percent, down three points from two weeks ago. The ad also comes after a weekend that...
  • Poll: New Jersey Senate race tightens

    10/14/2013 6:15:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/14/13 | Tal Kopan
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker still holds a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger in the New Jersey Senate race, a new poll shows, but his lead continues to shrink with the election two days away. Booker leads Steve Lonegan by 10 points, 52 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters in a poll out Monday from Monmouth University. Continue Reading A separate poll last week had Booker up by 12, two weeks ago Monmouth had him up by 13 and over the summer by 16. In August, polls had Booker’s lead topping 24 percent. The poll also found Booker’s favorability...
  • Steve Lonegan Has a Real Chance to Win

    10/14/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/14/13 | James Simpson
    There is a real battle going on in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie set an early date of October 16 for a special election to fill the Senate seat of recently deceased Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). The advantage rests with Democratic Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker. The Republican is Steve Lonegan, businessman and former mayor of Bogota, NJ. Christie endorsed Lonegan. Better than nothing, I guess. Booker, who has seen both unemployment and crime skyrocket during his administration, has the left fawning all over him nationwide because he is well-spoken, clean cut and black. Remind you of anyone? He is...
  • Jersey Shores Up

    10/14/2013 6:25:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    spectator.com ^ | 10/14/13 | Nicole Russell
    New Jersey is one of those states that somehow manages to be a caricature of itself: Big money. Big attitudes. Big politicians. Big problems. As the special election for U.S. Senate looms Wednesday, local conservatives are trying to pull out an unexpected win — or at least learn some big lessons — that could signal even bigger changes to come in a state now known as much for Chris Christie as for its liberal ideology. The Senate race is between the uber-popular and nationally recognized Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, and the lesser-known, Tea Party favorite, Steve Lonegan, mayor of...
  • Neighbors: Cory Booker never lived in Newark

    10/14/2013 5:27:32 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 33 replies
    As Cory Booker looks set to win the junior Senate seat in New Jersey Wednesday, his supposed neighbors in Newark say Mayor Booker doesn’t live in the Gateway City. Multiple residents of Newark told The Daily Caller that the longtime mayor doesn’t live at any of the addresses he has claimed as home. The mayor is believed to live in New York even though he is registered to run for New Jersey’s special senate election. Booker, who filed to run for the U.S. Senate from a B.O. Box in Newark, is registered to vote at 435 Hawthorne Avenue but his...
  • Steve Lonegan for Senate

    10/07/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by statestreet · 7 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 7, 2013 | New York Sun Editorial
    It’s going to be illuminating to see whether there is any backlash in New Jersey against news that Mayor Bloomberg of New York is scrambling to put an emergency $1 million into the floundering campaign of Mayor Cory Booker to succeed Senator Lautenberg. This news was injected Sunday by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times into a dispatch that ran on page one under the headline “Anxious Allies Aiding Booker In Senate Bid.” Mr. Bloomberg tried something similar in Colorado the other day, and Rocky Mountain voters promptly cashiered his two candidates out of the state’s Senate.
  • Don’t bank on Booker

    10/07/2013 11:34:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/7/2013 | Mark Impomeni
    The lead had been as high as 35 points. But two new independent polls in the New Jersey special U.S. Senate race show Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s (D) lead shrinking to as little as 12 points over former mayor and Americans for Prosperity state director Steve Lonegan (R). Lonegan – a firebrand conservative and favorite of New Jersey’s tea party groups – has clawed his way back in the race thanks to some questionable decisions of the Booker campaign, the slight whiff of scandal surrounding Booker himself, and some brass knuckle campaigning of his own. The election is set for...
  • First New Jersey Senate Debate: Booker Vs Lonegan (video)

    10/04/2013 9:18:17 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | Patrice Thibodeau
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  • Palin endorses Lonegan for Senate

    10/02/2013 9:04:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate and a prominent voice of the right, has endorsed New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, his campaign announced Wednesday night. Palin's endorsement took aim at Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate, who leads in polls. She said unemployment, taxes, and violent crime all have grown during Booker's term in office. "In fairness, [he] may not have noticed these facts between his constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood," Palin said in a statement released by the Lonegan campaign. She praised Lonegan for cutting taxes as mayor of Bogota and his work as...
  • Booker’s star fades in NJ Senate race

    10/02/2013 5:11:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/1/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s political star is losing some luster in the closing weeks of his bid for Senate in New Jersey, prompting the favored Democrat to step up attacks on his long-shot Republican opponent. Two consecutive polls of the race show Booker’s lead in the low double digits — down dramatically from late August and early September surveys that showed him leading former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan by between 25 and 35 points. A survey Tuesday by Monmouth University showed Booker with 53 percent support, compared to Lonegan’s 40 percent support among likely voters. Last week, a Quinnipiac survey...
  • Booker's Lead Slips To Six Pointa

    10/01/2013 7:52:24 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | October 1st 2013 | Alex Torres
    Internal polling conducted by New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan’s campaign and obtained by National Review Online shows Newark mayor Cory Booker’s lead slipping to six points, 48 to 42. A Quinnipiac poll released last week had Booker leading Lonegan by 12 points, and even that poll was considered a positive sign for Lonegan, as previous tallies showed Booker well running ahead of the former Bogota mayor by over 20 points. The latest internal numbers for Lonegan also show Booker’s negatives inching up. “Booker is 37-27 net favorable, a major shift from the 42-18 numbers he held two weeks ago,”...
  • Now Revealed by Stripper: Booker’s Twitter Messages

    09/25/2013 10:59:15 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9-25-13 | Michael Barbaro
    Mayor Cory A. Booker has a high schooler’s affinity for Twitter, reveling in its ceaseless flow of affirmation and infinite space for self-promotion. But the occasional perils of his reliance on the social media service became evident on Wednesday when a 26-year-old stripper from Oregon revealed her private online correspondence with him. In a message to the stripper, named Lynsie Lee, Mr. Booker wrote that “the East Coast loves you, and by the East Coast, I mean me.”
  • Cory Booker-Steve Lonegan Senate race tightening, poll says

    09/25/2013 10:34:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 9/24/13 | AP
    <p>TRENTON -- A new poll finds the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey has tightened.</p> <p>The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows 53 percent back Democratic Newark Mayor Booker, while 41 percent support former Bogota Mayor Lonegan. The special election is scheduled for Oct. 16.</p>
  • Cory Booker Leads Steve Lonegan by 12 Points in NJ Senate Poll

    09/24/2013 5:00:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NBC New York ^ | September 24, 2013
    A poll on the race to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker 12 points ahead of conservative underdog Steve Lonegan with two weeks to go until the special election.
  • FREEP A POLL- Would you vote for Booker or Lonegan if special U.S. Senate election were today?

    09/13/2013 5:31:54 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 8 replies
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 9/11/13 | Brett Johnson
    TRENTON — New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election is a little more than a month away, but for whom would you vote if the polls opened today: Cory Booker or Steve Lonegan? A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today shows Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, leading Lonegan, the Republican candidate and a former Bogota mayor, by 35 points — 64 percent to 29 percent — heading into the Oct. 16 election. The two are running to fill the final 14 months of the term left vacant by the death of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
  • NR v. Booker - Why we are suing the Newark mayor.

    09/11/2013 1:50:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 11, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    Newark mayor Cory Booker has a very active imagination. Eliana Johnson demonstrated that with her report on Booker’s moving, highly detailed accounts of his involvement with “T-Bone,” a hard-luck drug dealer who Booker admitted to a friend is a fiction. So count us as a little skeptical about heart-wrenching stories told by Cory Booker that happen to serve his rhetorical purposes. That is why Eliana has gotten interested in the case of Wazn Miller. In the sort of tragedy all too common in our cities, Miller was gunned down in Newark in 2004 in a murder that has never been...
  • Poverty in N.J. reaches 52-year high, new report shows [Heckuva Job, Christie]

    09/09/2013 10:52:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 9/8/13 | Brent Johnson
    Poverty in New Jersey continued to grow even as the national recession lifted, reaching a 52-year high in 2011, according to a report released today. The annual survey by Legal Services of New Jersey found 24.7 percent of the state’s population — 2.1 million residents — was considered poor in 2011. That’s a jump of more than 80,000 people — nearly 1 percent higher than the previous year and 3.8 percent more than pre-recession levels. "This is not just a one-year or five-year or 10-year variation," said Melville D. Miller Jr., the president of LSNJ, which gives free legal help...
  • Newark woman calls out Booker for turning back on murder epidemic.

    09/06/2013 6:48:23 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 10 replies
    TVNewsNJ ^ | 04Sept13 | tvnewsnj
    Amazing video of this woman spelling out what is going on and what one of the anointed ones has done and will do, when he gets to the US Senate. The parallels to that guy from Chicago are amazing.
  • October 16th: rare opportunity to win one for we the people (Booker vs Lonegan NJ Senate race)

    08/31/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 31, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dear Patriots. Though apprehensive upon hearing Obama tell Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread the wealth around, I understand America’s extremely emotional response to electing its first black president. White America naively thought, finally, we can never be called a racist nation again. My 100 year old black grandmother wept. Never in her wildest dreams could she imagine a colored man sitting in the president’s chair in the Oval Office. But little did America realize that the beautiful articulate shiny golden black man that they opened the gates of our country and housed in the White House was...
  • SURVEY: Zero conservatives selected to deliver 2013 commencement speeches at Ivy Leagues

    05/21/2013 3:15:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 21, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    The list of keynote commencement speakers at Ivy League institutions for 2013 does not include a single conservative, a recent study authored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found. Instead seven of the elite schools opted to invite ideological liberal speakers such as media billionaire Oprah Winfrey, Vice President Joe Biden (D), Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), among others. Only Brown University, which chooses a commencement keynote from among its students, did not have a 2013 speaker who is generally associated with the left. YAF spokesman Adam Tragone told Campus Reform on Tuesday the list...
  • Sharper Than Sharpe ~ John Fund

    04/03/2002 2:43:33 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 184+ views
    <p>NEWARK, N.J.--More than 30 million passengers a year pass through the international airport here, but few spend any time in the gloomy city. But there are interesting political stirrings in Newark, whose mayor, 66-year-old Sharpe James, heads an old-fashioned political machine. In his bid for a fifth term, Mr. James faces a serious challenge from fellow Democrat Cory Booker, a reform-minded city councilman who has collected campaign contributions from figures as diverse as Bill Bradley and Jack Kemp.</p>
  • Booker Rips GOP For "Manipulating" His Remarks About Obama And Bain (video)

    05/21/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 5 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 21, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell says the media has given Mitt Romney a "free ride" by not dwelling on how long it took for his former primary rivals to formally endorse him. Mitchell says the media has always laid off of examining Romney's record and the clash between the elements that make up the Republican party. "They believe that the Bain Capital record is their best argument against Mitt Romney," NBC's Andrea Mitchell said about the Obama campaign. "What you pointed out in your opening segment, and the lead in to the Cory Booker interview, was that the media have not really...
  • Furious Chris Matthews Explodes: Cory Booker 'Betrayed' and 'Sabotaged' Obama

    05/21/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 62 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/21/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his "betrayal" and "sabotage" of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn't understand why the Newark mayor would "trash" the President. Howling over Booker's break from party loyalty, Matthews snarled, "... I think [this] was an act of sabotage. Whatever the intention was, [Booker] was trashing the entire Obama campaign of the summer." The Hardball host then played a clip of Obama "trying to defend himself against what looked like something like a betrayal." [MP3 audio here.] Talking to liberals David Corn and Howard Fineman, Matthews attempted to...
  • Cory Booker And The Bain Of Obama's Existence

    05/21/2012 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 21, 2012 | Editor
    Campaign 2012: Newark's mayor succumbs to administration thought control after going off-script and praising the private-equity firm that succeeded in creating net jobs, unlike presidential investment Solyndra. The White House must have had a bad case of the vapors when Newark Mayor Cory Booker, viewed in some quarters as a practical, non-ideological problem-solver, praised the record of Mitt Romney's former private firm Bain Capital, before a national audience on NBC's "Meet The Press," and eschewed attacks of a type he found "nauseating." "I have to just say from a very personal level, I'm not about to sit here and indict...
  • Mayor Cory Booker walks back critical comments he made about The Obama Campaign on MTP

    05/20/2012 8:30:30 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 10 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 5/20/12 | cory booker
    That didn't take long. Dem Mayor Cory Booker said this morning on Meet the Press: The Obama ad against Romney is ‘nauseating.’ Bain Capital ‘has done a lot’ to support and grow business. “Stop attacking private equity!”.....Booker tonight: Romney’s years at Bain are fair game. “I encourage” the Obama campaign “to examine that record and discuss it” (Video)
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after rescuing woman from house fire

    04/13/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT · by SueRae · 10 replies
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | 4/13/2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    NEWARK — Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house. "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand. The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey. Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor,...
  • In Newark, Mayor Cory Booker Saves a Woman From a Fire (His security men tried to stop him!)

    04/13/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2012 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark carried a woman out of a burning house and was treated for smoke inhalation on Thursday night. Mr. Booker arrived to his home in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood to find a neighbor’s house on fire, said Anne Torres, a spokeswoman. The Fire Department had not yet arrived, she said, and Mr. Booker went inside with two members of his security detail and rescued one woman. The mayor was treated at a hospital and released at 11:30 p.m. “Everyone is O.K.,” Ms. Torres wrote in an e-mail. < snip > The mayor told The...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker: Turn in Gun Owner, Get $1,000 (NJ)

    01/17/2012 6:34:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Mark Berman
    The Mayor of Newark, New Jersey is making an offer he hopes city residents cannot refuse -- report your gun-owning neighbor, get $1,000. In a video, Mayor Cory Booker holds ten $100 bills as he explains how the new program works. People just have to anonymously call a number to report someone with an illegal gun and they get the dough. Here is the video:
  • Newark Mayor Booker's plan to curb guns

    08/18/2007 9:44:44 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 43 replies · 1,357+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 8/17/07 | KATIE WANG
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker yesterday outlined a series of measures designed to monitor the flow of guns in and out of the state's largest city and to prevent gun dealers from opening shop in residential neighborhoods or near schools. Booker, joined by Gov. Jon Corzine and Attorney General Anne Milgram at a news conference yesterday afternoon, admitted the initiatives may not stop the bloodshed overnight, but called them necessary steps in order to curtail violence. The announcement comes nearly two weeks after four college-age Newark residents were shot in the head behind an elementary school in the Ivy Hill neighborhood....
  • N.J. legalizes needle exchanges, Corzine hails 'an historic day for public health'

    01/03/2007 2:18:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 515+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.20.06 | SUSAN K. LIVIO
    New Jersey has the fifth highest number of AIDS cases in America, and yesterday became the last state to allow intravenous drug users to get clean needles, hoping it will slow the spread of the deadly virus. Gov. Jon Corzine ended a 13-year stalemate by signing a law to permit six communities to host needle exchange sites, where clean syringes and referrals to drug treatment will be available. The bill includes $10 million for drug treatment and counseling programs. "This is an historic day for public health," Corzine said, calling the law "a potential bridge to hope for addicts." After...
  • Embracing Community: Newark Mayor Takes Hands-On Approach to Change

    08/11/2006 8:26:14 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 5 replies · 203+ views
    DiversityInc.com ^ | August 10, 2006 | Compiled by the DiversityInc staff
    Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker's approach to addressing the needs of his community differs from that of his predecessors. How does Booker tackle the challenges facing his constituents? He experiences them for himself. Just three months ago, Booker became the first new mayor of Newark in two decades after the previous mayor, Sharpe James, dropped out of the mayoral race on March 27. Seventy-two percent of Newark voters favored Booker, reflecting the community's desire for change. And Booker is on the move. In 1998, he moved to Brick Towers, a public-housing project in Newark's Central Ward. Booker, who grew up...
  • Newark Mayor Chases Robbery Suspect: 'Not In My City'

    07/14/2006 9:14:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 717+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2006
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker tossed off his jacket and gave chase when he saw a police officer with gun drawn chasing a robbery suspect on Thursday. The mayor's security detail tackled Altarig Rahman. Rahman was charged with aggravated assault and strong-armed robbery. Police said Rahman had robbed the mother of the city's fire director at a bank across from City Hall. The woman was depositing money for the Essex County courts parking lot, where she is a supervising attendant. Alex Garcia, a restaurant manager who was in the bank, was the first to pursue the suspect. The suspect managed to...
  • Poll shows Newark election shifting along racial lines

    05/05/2002 9:11:55 AM PDT · by Exit 109 · 6 replies · 333+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | May 4, 2002 | Jeffery C. Mays and Star Ledger Staff
    <p>With 10 days before the Newark mayoral election, a new WABC-TV Eyewitness News/SurveyUSA poll shows that Mayor Sharpe James and challenger Cory Booker are still even but the electorate is becoming more divided along racial lines.</p> <p>"We are seeing a polarization in the electorate. Whites and Hispanics are moving toward Booker. African-Americans are consolidating their support for James," said Jay Leve, editor of Verona-based SurveyUSA.</p>
  • Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'

    02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain. Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" … CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are...
  • Cory Booker’s Imaginary Friend - The Newark mayor invented a street character for dramatic effect.

    08/29/2013 7:51:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 29, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Go back and listen to Cory Booker’s stump speeches over the years, and, as in those of any politician, you’ll hear many of the same stories. But Booker’s are more dramatic and heart-rending than most. They draw heavily on his experiences in Newark, N.J., where he moved in 1995 after his second year at Yale Law School. They have also helped to make him a political celebrity and put millions of dollars into his campaign war chest and Newark’s coffers. Booker’s tales of his trials and travails on the streets of Newark, the city that twice elected him mayor, are...
  • Cory Booker Won't Address Gay Rumors

    08/29/2013 7:06:56 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 37 replies
    The Root ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jozen Cummings
    As he prepares to run for the U.S. Senate, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is having to answer questions about his sexuality, and according to Gawker, he isn't doing a very good job. Presumably because he has mostly remained unattached throughout his time as mayor, with no publicly known wife prospects, whispers of Booker's sexuality have been swirling around him for years now. But with the high profile that would come with being a senator, the whispers may become yells for answers -- Gawker seems determined to start the rallying cry. Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker is...