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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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!)
  • 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...
  • Cory Booker explains T-Bone (Doubles Down On Fantasy Friend)

    08/30/2013 6:00:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jason Horowitz
    This week, I published a profile of Booker,  who is likely to be the next junior senator from New Jersey, after sitting down with the Newark mayor for a long interview in a Union, New Jersey  diner. Yesterday, while I was out reporting a story about how Maine’s governor hates words,  the National Review suggested that Booker likes them a little too much. It depicted Booker as a fabulist and accused him of inventing a drug dealer named T-Bone, who served as a fixture in his early political stump speeches.This is an old complaint, first lodged by the Newark Star Ledger,...
  • 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...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker: $80.4B Food Stamp Program ‘Not a Government Handout’

    12/10/2012 11:00:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker says the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), which spent $80.4 billion in fiscal 2012, is “not a government handout.” “I hope and understand that people are getting a better recognition that this is a program that really helps America, helps families in need,” Booker said on Friday, while describing his fourth day of living on a SNAP budget. "It’s not a government handout,” he said. “If anything, it’s a safety net that helps people through difficult times and bridges them towards stability.” …
  • Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes

    06/08/2012 5:10:01 AM PDT · by dead · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker. Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post. “He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor. The job was certainly a possibility, given Booker’s work in New Jersey’s biggest city,...
  • Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes

    06/08/2012 9:30:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | Josh Margolin
    ’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker. Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post. “He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor.
  • Why Davis Is Leaving the Democrats

    05/30/2012 5:49:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.30.2012 | Seth Mandel
    @SethAMandelYesterday, Alana noted the latest fallout from Cory Booker's critique of the Obama administration on "Meet the Press" and the subsequent, utterly ridiculous "hostage" video he recorded after the Obama campaign reminded him that independent thinking is strongly discouraged in the Democratic Party. Booker's communications director, Anne Torres, resigned, citing “different views on how communications should be run.”It wasn't clear whether Torres objected more to Booker's defense of capitalism or the cringeworthy apology video–which would have been embarrassing for any communications shop to have on its record–or whether this was merely the last straw in a simmering dispute (possibly about...
  • RNC Catches Obama Campaign In Booker Lie, Coverup (video)

    05/22/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/12 | staff
    In a blistering new ad, the Republican National Committee catches the Obama Campaign lying to the press about their influence in strong-arming Newark Mayor Cory Booker into taking back his criticism of President Obama's attack on Bain Capital.
  • Even Van Jones is defending Cory Booker from left-wing attacks

    05/22/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/12 | Will Rahn
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat who landed in hot water with his party on Sunday after criticizing President Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital, may have found an unexpected ally in left-wing activist Van Jones. “An urban mayor who nearly DIED saving neighbor from a fire, has earned right 2 demand integrity & courage from other leaders,” Jones tweeted on Tuesday in a message addressed to Booker’s Twitter handle. Booker, who indeed did save a neighbor from a burning building earlier this year, has been on the receiving end of much criticism from Democrats and liberal...
  • Hope For The Future Of Political Discourse

    05/16/2012 7:53:24 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 1 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/16/12 | CaroleL
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, co-starred in a new video made for the state's recent Press Association Legislative Correspondents Club dinner. It's funny and it highlights some of the positive things for which both men are known (Governor Christie's New Jersey Comeback, Mayor Booker's heroism when a neighbor's house caught fire), but it also shows something else.
  • Newark reducing police outside Prudential Center amid feud between Mayor Booker, N.J. Devils owner

    04/10/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 10, 2012, | David Giambusso, Ted Sherman and James Queally
    There have been some great feuds in the history of the world: Mary Queen of Scots and the Queen of England. Bugsy Moran and Al Capone. The Hatfields vs. the McCoys. But do any of these really beat what’s going on in Newark right now between the mayor and the owner of the New Jersey Devils?
  • Newark mayor Cory A. Booker looking for people to rat out neighbors

    07/12/2009 8:26:47 AM PDT · by housemouse 1 · 18 replies · 1,483+ views
    blog of bile ^ | July 10th, 2009 | blog of bile
    " warning " comeing to a neighbor near you
  • Newark, NJ, mayor calls for limits on handgun purchases

    07/13/2008 6:26:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 208+ views
    star ledger ^ | 07.13.08
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker will hold a press conference Monday afternoon, calling on the state Senate to pass a bill that imposes a barrier on intrastate handgun trafficking. The bill has already passed the Assembly. The legislation would limit the number of guns an individual can buy to one a month. Gun-control advocates argue the bill would prevent straw buyers from making bulk purchases and selling them on the streets to people who cannot pass background checks.The press conference will take place at 2 p.m., at Elwood Park, located at Elwood and Summer avenues in Newark's North Ward. The...
  • 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 Booker says he was denied Springsteen tickets after blasting N.J. Devils executive

    04/05/2012 10:43:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 05, 2012
    NEWARK — Call him a "high-class, highfalutin huckster and hustler?" Well then, you can just forget about those Springsteen tickets. A day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker lashed out at Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek — accusing him of exploiting the city — the mayor said the team owner turned down his request for seats to next month’s sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert at the Prudential Center.
  • 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...
  • Booker: Come together to solve poverty

    08/25/2013 3:00:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    politico.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    The problem of poverty now can be equated to racial injustices at the time of the March on Washington 50 years ago, Newark Mayor Cory Booker said Sunday. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders were fighting against issues like income inequality as well as racial inequality, the Democrat said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Something clearly I learned from the generation before me and the civil rights movement is that the power of the people is greater than the people in power," said Booker, who's running for Senate in New Jersey. "The challenge I often see in...
  • NJ GOP Senate Hopeful Backs Rand Paul in Feud with Christie

    08/25/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | Cathy Burke
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed fellow Republican Steve Lonegan in his bid for the U.S. Senate — but on Saturday, Lonegan threw his support to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in his contentious war of words with the outspoken governor. During an appearance on MSNBC's "Up with Steve Kornacki," Lonegan praised Christie as a "strong leader," but said he disagrees with the state executive on issues including recovery funds for Hurricane Sandy. "I disagree with Gov. Christie and President Obama on Hurricane Sandy funding," he said. "I thought it was over the top. I thought it was too much...
  • Cory Booker supports ‘womb lynching’ of black babies: Black pro-life leader

    08/21/2013 4:33:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    NEWARK, NJ, August 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 45 pastors who endorsed pro-abortion Senate candidate Cory Booker are “bringing confusion and doubt to their congregants about the priority of God's Word,” according to one of the state's leading black evangelical pro-life leaders. “Corey Booker supports homosexual marriages,” Rev. Clenard Childress Jr., the founder of BlackGenocide.org, said. “Cory Booker supports abortion killing, or womb lynching.” Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr. Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr. The Newark mayor's socially liberal policies did not stop 45 pastors from endorsing him on August 6 at the city's Metropolitan Baptist Church. “People are returning...
  • Christie endorses Lonegan for U.S. Senate

    08/20/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | August 20, 2013
    Gov. Chris Christie today delivered a strong endorsement of Republican Steve Lonegan, a former rival, for the U.S. Senate special election in October. Despite the fiery attacks the two have traded over the years, Christie pledged to help Lonegan on the fundraising circuit, on the stump, and by deploying two of his top surrogates on the campaign trail: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and interim U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.), who is slated to endorse Lonegan on Wednesday. "We still have too many people across America who have too much government in too much of their lives," Christie told a jam-packed...
  • Christie to endorse Lonegan for U.S. Senate

    08/20/2013 2:53:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | August 20, 2013
    Gov. Chris Christie today will endorse Republican candidate Steve Lonegan, his former rival, for the U.S. Senate special election in October. Christie, who is running for re-election this year in the gubernatorial race, will appear with Lonegan today at the headquarters of the Hunterdon County Republican Committee to make his endorsement at 4 p.m. U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.), Christie's pick to fill the seat temporarily after Sen. Frank Lautenberg's death in June, is slated to endorse Lonegan on Wednesday. The Christie endorsement -- coveted by GOP politicos across the country, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney last year -- marks...
  • Booker wins Democratic U.S. Senate primary election

    08/13/2013 6:59:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    NJ.com AP ^ | August 13, 2013
    NEWARK — Newark Mayor Cory Booker has easily prevailed in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, the Associated Press projects.
  • Gov. Christie calls controversial Lonegan campaign tweet 'inappropriate'

    08/12/2013 5:13:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today criticized a controversial tweet sent out by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan's staff last week, calling it "inflammatory and inappropriate." "The proof that it was (inappropriate) was that Steve ordered it taken down," Christie, who beat Lonegan in the 2009 Republican gubernatorial primary, said at a news conference in Trenton. "Steve never backs away from something controversial." The incident unfolded Thursday night as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the favorite to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, participated in a televised debate with his three primary opponents. During the broadcast, a Twitter account run...
  • NJ Senate Race: Huge lead for Booker

    08/10/2013 6:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/10/2013 | BETH DEFALCO
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker appears to be a slam dunk to win next week’s Democratic primary for the US Senate in New Jersey. Booker got an overwhelming 54 percent of the support — compared with 17 percent for nearest rival Rep. Frank Pallone and 15 percent for third-place Rep. Rush Holt — in the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The winner will run in October’s special election to replace Frank Lautenberg, who died in June at age 89 — and Booker leads that poll over GOPer Steve Lonegan by 25 points.
  • Tech Magnates Bet on Booker and His Future

    08/07/2013 12:28:33 PM PDT · by magellan · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER, RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
    The conference room in the Mountain View, Calif., headquarters of LinkedIn was packed with the stars of Silicon Valley. Top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter gathered around a table; the billionaire Sean Parker looked on from a back row. The guest of honor: Cory A. Booker, the mayor of Newark. "He's part of this tide," said Gina Bianchini, an entrepreneur who was at the meeting, in May 2009. "It feels like he's one of us." Mr. Booker personally has obtained money for the start-up, called Waywire, from influential investors, including Eric E. Schmidt, Google's executive chairman. A year after...
  • 4 NJ Democrats in first debate for US Senate race

    08/05/2013 8:11:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2013 10:04 PM EDT | Geoff Mulvihill
    Three New Jersey Democrats running in a special U.S. Senate election got their first crack Monday night at the front runner, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in the first debate among all four candidates in the abbreviated campaign. At times, they tried to gang up on Booker to show he’s less liberal than them on issues such as using public money to send children to private schools or revising health insurance laws even further. But largely, the four candidates found themselves in agreement and their differences were relatively nuanced. The four are running in a hastily scheduled Aug. 13 primary to...
  • Lonegan: 'We're going to send Booker back to his parents' house in Harrington Park'

    07/27/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    politickernj.com ^ | July 27, 2013 | Max Pizarro
    METUCHEN – GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan opened his main headquarters here this morning, bashing Obama Democrats, dismissing Newark Mayor Cory Booker as a "failed mayor," and lustily embracing the movement conservative wing of the Republican Party. “You pick a mentor when you go to the U.S. Senate,” the Republican front-runner told a roomful of backers. “My two choices are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.” Proudly pro life and pro gun, Lonegan said he couldn’t wait to see the look on the face of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on the occasion of Lonegan’s inaugural escort at the Capitol Building....
  • Lautenberg's son blasts 'show horse' Booker as family endorses Pallone

    07/08/2013 3:03:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2013
    The family of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) on Monday endorsed Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D) in the New Jersey Senate race and criticized frontrunner Cory Booker (D) as a glory-seeking "show horse" who lacks their father's work ethic.
  • Booker to announce Senate run today, but will face a tough run

    06/08/2013 5:58:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | June 8, 2013
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker officially launches his campaign for the U.S. Senate this morning, but before he was even out of the gate, the attacks against him had begun. Hours after Booker’s aides leaked the news yesterday that he will run in the special Senate primary in August to replace U.S. Frank Lautenberg who died this week, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out a blast email attacking the mayor’s celebrity status. "It remains to be seen whether Cory Booker the candidate can match Cory Booker’s celebrity persona in this kind of race, since campaigning is so much different from...
  • Asked if he's gay, Booker says: 'So what does it matter if I am?'

    08/28/2013 2:05:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | August 27, 2013
    It's a question he has been asked in the past, but this time it came amid a campaign for the U.S Senate. In a profile that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was asked about the persistent rumor that he is gay. "People who think I'm gay, some part of me thinks it's wonderful," Booker told the interviewer, "because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, 'So what does it matter if I am? So be it.'" When asked about the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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    08/29/2013 2:44:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 29, 2013 | Becket Adams
    Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker loves telling stories about the people who inspired him to run for office and help others.Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. (Getty Images) However, according to National Review Online, one of his most famous inspirations, a Newark “drug lord” by the name of T-Bone, may be a “composite” of several different people.Translation: T-Bone may be the product of Booker’s imagination.
  • Oilman T. Boone Pickens: Dems' new best friend

    07/18/2008 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 308+ views
    Oilman T. Boone Pickens: Dems' new best friend Time to roll out the odd bedfellows clichés. T. Boone Pickens, an oil baron, Bush "Pioneer" and major contributor to the 2004 Swift Boat ads, is speaking before the House Democratic Caucus next Tuesday. At the invitation of Nancy Pelosi. This announcement comes a day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) talked about how Pickens was his "mortal enemy" for years due to his support for Republicans. Yet Reid says Pickens is "now his pal" after sitting next to him at a Senate energy hearing this week. So what's this all...