August 14th, 2013
08:37 AM ET
5 years ago

Will the Senate change Cory Booker?

Washington (CNN) - Cory Booker already had a national identity before he decided to run for senator.

The media-savvy, tweet-happy mayor from Newark - who easily won the New Jersey Democratic primary for Senate Tuesday - has been known for his man-of-the-people streak, charismatic presence and social media intensity, or as some say, fixation.


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  1. Rick McDaniel

    I doubt that he will anything positive for America. He represents a minority and not all of the people.

    August 14, 2013 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  2. ST

    He will change for sure. You don't put good apples and bad ones together and expect nothing will change.

    August 14, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Why????? --because he is black???? Nonsense. Know you are in 21st century–not 2nd.

    August 14, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  4. Data Driven

    No, Booker is not like Elizabeth Warren. Warren's a liberal, for one thing. For another, she takes her job seriously, so, yeah, she shies from the media limelight. She's too busy actually working for her constituents, rather than Tweeting at them.

    Color me unthrilled with the media's latest Blue Dog fave.

    August 14, 2013 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  5. kirk

    All CNN headlines are a slow pitch for the right wing nut jobs.yet they still complain that they are Obama's puppets.just not enough time in a day to hate for these fools

    August 14, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  6. S.B. Stein

    He might give some spirited debates and speeches, but there isn't going to be a huge change because he would only be one of 100 and the one with least seniority.

    August 14, 2013 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Malory Archer

    Rick McDaniel

    I doubt that he will anything positive for America. He represents a minority and not all of the people.


    What? No he's not – he's a Democrat!

    August 14, 2013 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. Steveo

    Hopefully not but briefcases full of lobbist cash could be cause for pause! I was not aware he won that seat. Did I miss something? If I was a bettin' man, my money would be on Booker BUT that has not happened yet! How about he win first and then we plan the parade!

    August 14, 2013 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. Tom

    So the point of this article is Booker is too, um, uppity? I don't see CNN complaining about white Republicans who seek publicity. Every time Sarah Palin does anything CNN falls all over itself to run the story. This whole story seems biased to me.

    August 14, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. truth hurts but reality bites

    He hasn't even won the Democrat primary let alone the election and CNN is crowning him with a Senate position??? Trying to paint him as the inevitable winner CNN??? Here's an idea, try reports news events, not speculation.

    August 14, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |