August 14th, 2013
08:37 AM ET
11 months 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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Filed under: Cory Booker • Senate
August 13th, 2013
09:19 PM ET
11 months ago

Cory Booker becomes Democratic nominee for N.J. Senate seat

(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker will move on to New Jersey's special Senate election as the Democratic nominee after winning his party's primary on Tuesday.

He'll battle the GOP winner, former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan, for the October 16 contest, though polls show Booker is already considered the favorite to win the seat and become the first African American elected to the Senate since Barack Obama.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Booker leading as N.J. voters head to the polls
August 13th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Booker leading as N.J. voters head to the polls

(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker is poised to capture the Democratic nomination in New Jersey's primary Tuesday for a special Senate election.

Heading into the contest, the two-term mayor has a sizable fundraising advantage over his Democratic opponents and a crushing lead ahead of the crowded crop of candidates in recent polls.
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Cory Booker joins Democratic rivals in Senate primary debate
August 5th, 2013
09:17 PM ET
12 months ago

Cory Booker joins Democratic rivals in Senate primary debate

(CNN) – All four Democrats vying for a spot on the ballot in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election debated for the first time Monday, revealing similar stances on foreign policy but disputing Newark Mayor Cory Booker's record on education.

The winner of the August 13 primary will go on to compete in an October 16 general election contest, which was called after the death of longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg in June.
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Booker shoots down 2016 presidential bid
August 1st, 2013
03:53 PM ET
12 months ago

Booker shoots down 2016 presidential bid

(CNN) – Cory Booker is often labeled a rising star in the Democratic Party and mentioned as a potential candidate for president one day.

But don't count on him running in 2016.
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Oprah to host fundraiser for Booker
July 30th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
12 months ago

Oprah to host fundraiser for Booker

(CNN) – Oprah Winfrey is lending her star power to a rising star in the Democratic Party.

The influential TV personality and media titan will help host a fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Oprah Winfrey • Senate
Conservative group targets Cory Booker's Senate campaign
July 23rd, 2013
02:05 PM ET
12 months ago

Conservative group targets Cory Booker's Senate campaign

(CNN) – As Newark mayor Cory Booker's star rises on the national scene, conservatives are hoping to disrupt the Democrat's campaign for U.S. Senate.

Newly-created Super PAC American Commitment Action Fund posted an online ad Tuesday going after Booker as an absentee-mayor, using his own words and that of fellow Newark politicians to try and paint the portrait of an ineffectual and divisive leader.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey
Cost to win congressional election skyrockets
July 11th, 2013
02:42 PM ET
5 months ago

Cost to win congressional election skyrockets

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(CNN) - Cory Booker raised an eye-popping $4.6 million over the past three months for his bid in the New Jersey special election for the U.S. Senate.

The Newark mayor's cash haul that was announced Thursday is the latest example of the skyrocketing costs of winning election or re-election to Congress.

Last year, winning Senate candidates spent an average of $10.3 million, according to the latest edition of Vital Statistics on Congress, which was released this week. That's a 62% increase, adjusted for inflation, since 1986. The report indicates that it took, on average, $1.6 million to win a House seat in 2012, a 344% increase since 1986.

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Filed under: Congress • Cory Booker • Elections • Senate
Booker still ahead in New Jersey Senate race
July 9th, 2013
12:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Booker still ahead in New Jersey Senate race

(CNN) – A month after entering New Jersey's U.S. Senate race, Newark Mayor Cory Booker remains far ahead of his rivals for the Democratic nomination.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Booker at 52% among New Jersey Democratic voters – more than forty points ahead of his closest rival, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, who stood at 10%. A third competitor in the Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, was at 8%.
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Booker makes pitch to voters in first ad
June 25th, 2013
08:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Booker makes pitch to voters in first ad

(CNN) – In his first television ad for the special U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker highlights his record and tells voters he doesn't run from challenges, but "toward them."

"Washington ducks our problems," he says, looking directly into the camera. "I won't."
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate
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