90 Facts About Cory Booker

1. Cory Booker was helping people far before his political career started.

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2. In 1999, as a city councilman, Cory Booker went on a 10-day hunger strike and camped out in areas, ridden with crime, to draw attention to certain issues in the city, according to Roll Call.

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3. In 2013, when Cory Booker was the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he was very responsive to tweets.

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4. In 2012, Cory Booker was coming home from an interview when he saw a small apartment building next to his home on fire, according to Politico.

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5. Cory Booker is widely rumored to be dating actress Rosario Dawson, although neither Booker nor Dawson has confirmed the relationship.

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6. Cory Booker laughed, "No, before I declared president, I'm dating somebody really special.

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7. Cory Booker is the only bachelor currently running for president, but he's not single.

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8. Cory Booker has the most pro-animal welfare voting record in the Senate year after year according to the Humane Society.

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9. On February 1, 2019, Cory Booker announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 presidential election.

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10. On January 11, 2013, Cory Booker filed papers to form a campaign committee, without announcing whether he would run.

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11. Cory Booker is a politician working from New Jersey since 2013 as the junior United States Senator.

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12. Cory Booker officially announced his candidacy for the US Senate in New Jersey on June 8, 2013.

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13. Cory Booker was born on April 27, 1969, in Washington, DC, to affluent civil rights activists.

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14. Cory Booker made headlines again in 2018 for his other precedent breaking "I am Spartacus" moment, in the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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15. Cory Booker is the fifth official candidate, while three others have formed exploratory committees.

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16. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is joining the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, announcing his campaign on Friday with a tweet and an emailed video to supporters.

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17. Cory Booker joined Twitter in August 2008, and it didn't take long for him to gain traction there.

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18. Cory Booker was, perhaps, the first true social media influencer in politics.

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19. In 1992, Cory Booker recounted in his column for The Stanford Daily that as a 15-year-old kissing a friend on New Year's Eve, he reached for her breast, had his hand pushed away once, and then "reached [his] 'mark.

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20. In July 2010, Cory Booker attended a dinner at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was seated with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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21. Cory Booker contributed to the 2011 documentary Miss Representation and commented on the representations of women in politics within mass media.

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22. Cory Booker received an honorary degree at Fairleigh Dickinson's 69th Commencement Ceremony in May 2012.

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23. Cory Booker delivered a commencement address to Stanford University graduates on June 17, 2012, at Stanford Stadium.

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24. Cory Booker gave the commencement address at the University of Rhode Island in May 2011; he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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25. In June 2011, Cory Booker received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and served as that year's commencement speaker at Williams College for the urban transformation of Newark.

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26. Cory Booker is currently a member of the board of trustees at Teachers College, Columbia University, and was formerly a member of the Executive Committee at Yale Law School and the Board of Trustees at Stanford University.

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27. Cory Booker said that the attacks on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital were "nauseating to me on both sides.

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28. Cory Booker generated controversy on May 12, 2012, when he appeared on Meet The Press as a surrogate for the reelection campaign of Barack Obama and made remarks that were critical of that campaign.

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29. Cory Booker turned the offer down, citing a commitment to Newark.

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30. Cory Booker supports a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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31. Cory Booker supports a single-payer health care plan: in September 2017, he joined Bernie Sanders and 14 other co-sponsors in submitting a single-payer health care plan to congress called the "Medicare for All" bill.

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32. Cory Booker has spoken in favor of creating a federal jobs guarantee and baby bonds.

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33. Cory Booker supports long-term deficit reduction efforts to ensure economic prosperity, Cap and Trade taxation to combat climate change, and increased funding for education.

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34. Cory Booker has the most pro-animal welfare voting record in the Senate year after year.

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35. Cory Booker announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election on February 1, 2019.

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36. Cory Booker voted for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

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37. Cory Booker announced his candidacy at two events: one in Newark and the other in Willingboro.

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38. On January 11, 2013, Cory Booker filed papers to form a campaign committee, without announcing whether or not he would run.

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39. Cory Booker was an unsuccessful candidate for the 2012 award.

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40. In late June 2006, before Cory Booker took office, New Jersey investigators foiled a plot to assassinate Booker led by Bloods gang leaders inside four New Jersey state prisons.

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41. Cory Booker announced on February 11, 2006, that he would again run for mayor.

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42. On January 9, 2002, Cory Booker announced his campaign for Mayor of Newark, rather than running for re-election as councilman; this pitted him against longtime incumbent Sharpe James.

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43. Cory Booker earned his Juris Doctor in 1997 from Yale Law School, where he operated free legal clinics for low-income residents of New Haven, Connecticut.

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44. Cory Booker studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship before attending Yale Law School.

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45. Cory Booker attended Stanford University, where he received an undergraduate and master's degree in 1991 and 1992, respectively.

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46. Cory Booker says he is indeed taking time to think about it.

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47. Cory Booker is interviewing potential campaign managers as his team works to quickly fill the key post for a likely presidential bid, a source familiar with the process tells NBC News.

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48. Cory Booker will campaign for Mississippi Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy on Monday, according to two Democratic officials with knowledge of his plans.

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49. Cory Booker says 'baby bonds' could help close the income gap.

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50. Cory Booker had a simple answer on Tuesday when Yahoo Finance Editor in Chief Andy Serwer asked if he is considering a run for the presidency in 2020.

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51. Cory Booker is signing on as an original backer of the criminal justice package backed by President Donald Trump, giving the deal valuable momentum with Democrats even as it splits the Senate GOP.

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52. Cory Booker is among those who, just a week after the midterms, are openly.

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53. Cory Booker has proposed that the United States government should give every poor child $50,000 when they turn 18.

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54. Cory Booker confirmed in an interview with Yahoo Finance that he's mulling a run for president in 2020, though right now he's focused on his work in the Senate.

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55. Cory Booker calls for Justice Department probe of Georgia governor's race.

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56. Cory Booker pushes to allow vets more time to complete education.

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57. Cory Booker said he was hoping for a floor vote on a bill he co-sponsored to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

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58. Cory Booker says he doesn't understand opposition to bill protecting Mueller.

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59. Cory Booker says Trump sacked Sessions because he's afraid of Mueller's Russia probe.

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60. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker should run, Moore said they would not stand a chance facing Trump.

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61. Cory Booker appeared on The Daily Show and spoke about how the country goes forward after the 2018 midterms.

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62. Cory Booker spent part of his Tuesday in the rain talking to passing motorists, wielding a sign telling surprised New Jerseyites to vote and.

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63. Cory Booker can run for president and Senate at the same time.

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64. Cory Booker is preparing for a 2020 bid for the White House, his fellow New Jersey Democrats have approved a new law to make sure he can run for president and Senate at the same time.

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65. Cory Booker slammed North Dakota's voter identification law as he campaigned for fellow Democrat Heidi.

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66. Cory Booker cleared to run for Senate, White House at same time.

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67. Cory Booker cleared to run for president, Senate at same time in 2020.

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68. Cory Booker is a vegan from New Jersey whose towering speeches often center around his own inner-city neighborhood.

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69. In 2014, Cory Booker began practicing a vegan diet and has expressed his vegan ethical philosophy and advocacy for animals.

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70. Since 2009, Cory Booker has starred in the documentary series Brick City.

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71. In May 2013, Cory Booker gave the commencement address at Washington University in St Louis and received an honorary doctorate of law.

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72. Cory Booker gave the commencement address to New York Law School graduates on May 13, 2011, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

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73. In May 2012, Cory Booker received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Bard College and gave the commencement speech at the graduation.

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74. Cory Booker received another honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in December 2010 from Yeshiva University for "his bold vision for Newark and setting a national standard for urban transformation".

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75. In May 2009, Cory Booker received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Newark-based New Jersey Institute of Technology for "his outstanding career in public service as the Mayor of Newark".

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76. Cory Booker sits on the board of advisers of the political action committee Democrats for Education Reform.

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77. Cory Booker supports an increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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78. In September 2017, Cory Booker joined Bernie Sanders and 14 other co-sponsors in submitting a single-payer health care plan to Congress called the "Medicare for All" bill.

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79. Cory Booker has called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imperfect, said it needs to be improved, and wants to control health care costs.

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80. Cory Booker sits on the board of advisers of the political action committee Democrats for Education Reform, was on the board of Alliance for School Choice until 2008, co-founded the Excellent Education For Everyone, a board member of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, and has spoken favorably of StudentsFirst.

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81. In an attempt to reduce the damage, Cory Booker initiated an emergency summit for Jewish leaders, which some of his longstanding supporters did not attend.

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82. On October 31, 2013, Cory Booker was sworn into the Senate.

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83. On October 10, 2010, Cory Booker established Let's Move! Newark as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's national Let's Move! initiative against childhood obesity.

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84. In 2010, Cory Booker was among the finalists for the World Mayor prize, ultimately placing seventh.

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85. Cory Booker was honored in October 2009 by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence with the Sarah Brady Visionary Award for his work in reducing gun violence.

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86. Cory Booker assumed office as Mayor of Newark on July 1, 2006.

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87. In 1998, Cory Booker won an upset victory for a seat on the Municipal Council of Newark, defeating four-term incumbent George Branch.

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88. Cory Booker was born on April 27, 1969, in Washington, DC, and grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, 20 miles north of Newark, New Jersey.

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89. Cory Booker says "we are in a moral moment in America.

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90. Cory Booker cleared to run for president, Senate simultaneously after New Jersey enacts 'Cory's Law'.

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