Cory Booker | U.S. Senator [D-NJ]
Senator Cory Booker speaking at Social Security expansion press conference, 2/13/19.By: AFGE
Cory Booker Contact & Bio Information
Born 04/27/1969 (Age 50)
Phone Number: 202-224-3224
Cory Booker Congress Details
Years in Congress: 10/31/2013 - Present
Committees On: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Cory Booker History
U.S. Senator from New Jersey (10/31/2013 - Present)
Mayor in New Jersey (07/01/2006 - 10/30/2013)
College Attended: Yale ('97), Oxford University ('94), Stanford ('92, '91)
Degrees Earned: J.D. (Law) Law (97), Doctorate History (94), Masters Degree Sociology (92) & Bachelors Degree Political Science (91)
Prior Occupations: Lawyer
Nov 20 2019
Oct 16 2019
Cory Booker sat down in the spin room with Chris Matthews and his panel to discuss his performance at the 5th Democratic debate. Booker spoke more about the moment he directly challenged former Vice President Biden over his stance on the legalization of marijuana and how the drug war has devastated the black community. He also talked about how he feels his form of politics appeals to the average voter in the United States.
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Cory Booker sat down with the cast of Morning Joe to discuss why he thinks the 2020 Democratic Primary is still wide open and to make his case why he believes that he's the best candidate to take on President Trump in 2020. He also claimed that he is best suited to unite the fractured Democratic Party, insisting that all factions of the party will be able to line up behind him if he were the candidate.
Cory Booker spoke with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on "Morning Joe" the morning after the 4th Democratic Debate to discuss his debate performance and where he sees the race just over three months from the start of the 2020 primary season. Booker insisted he intends to be a "unifying force" for the United States and expressed his desire to heal the country after the Trump Presidency. He also discussed his plans for healthcare and women's rights issues.
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
Cory Booker appeared on Morning Joe to make a direct appeal to supporters for campaign contributions, admitting that he will not be able to continue his run if he doesn't get an additional $2 million in contributions by the end of September. Booker lamented that he had to go on television to make the appeal, but said that's the only way he feels he could remain competitive in this race.
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Cory Booker sat down with Chris Hayes of "All In" to discuss his recently unveiled climate change plan and the scourge of mass shootings permeating throughout the country. Booker warned that hurricanes, as well as other weather events, are and will continue to become more and more powerful and demanded that something be done before it is too late. He also lamented the seemingly daily mass shootings that are happening throughout the entire country, saying that it's a disgrace nothing is being done about them at the national level.
Cory Booker spoke delivered a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair's "Political Soapbox" where he discussed his family ties to Iowa dating back to the Great Depression before pivoting to explaining how he intends to take on Donald Trump in the general election. Booker said that "the way we beat bullies [Donald Trump]" is not by sinking to their level, but instead by "elevating the best of who we are."
Cory Booker delivered a speech titled "Gun Violence and White Nationalism" at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, which was the place of another mass shooting that took the lives of nine African American worshipers. In the speech, Booker decried the reemergence of blatant white supremacy spreading throughout the United States and insisted that "[T]here is no neutrality in this fight. You are either an agent of justice or you are contributing to the problem.”
Cory Booker participated in the AFSCME 2020 Public Service forum, along with 18 other Democratic candidates. Each candidate was given a short opportunity to speak to those in attendance about their plans to strengthen unions after years of decline in membership brought about by a variety of factors.
2020 candidate, Senator. Cory Booker, joined Morning Joe the morning after the second day of the second Democratic debate. He gave his take on his debate performance, as well as touched on criminal justice reform. He also talked about his popularity among African-American voters.
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
Senator Cory Booker sat down for an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes where the two discussed Attorney General William Barr's decision to personally intervene and overrule career prosecutors at the Department of Justice who wanted to charge the New York City police officer who choked Eric Garner to death back in 2014. Booker was outraged at Mr. Barr's decision to personally intervene and asked his Republican colleagues in the Senate to demand Barr's testimony on the matter.
Senator Cory Booker was interviewed by Chuck Todd of Meet the Press, days after participating in the first Democratic Presidential debate. Sen. Booker used the interview to criticize Joe Biden over his history of working with southern segregationists during his time in the United States Senate.
The first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the first ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. There were plenty of minor disagreements between the candidates, particularly on immigration, healthcare policy, and Donald Trump. Some notable moments are when Senator Warren publicly called for the elimination of private health insurance (a first for her), Julian Castro's passionate plea for a more inclusive immigration law, and a number of candidates answering questions in Spanish instead of English in a bid to appeal to Hispanic voters.
Senator and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Cory Booker talked with Chris Matthews from the spin room following the Democratic Debate. He stressed on the need for gun control, and said that a majority of U.S. citizens agreed on common sense gun control, and that there was a way to initiate gun control without taking them away.
Senator Booker sat down with CNN's Don Lemon for a town hall at the Stevenson Auditorium in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Booker fielded questions from those in attendance about his positions on everything from the 1994 crime bill, his views on reparations, and his hope that "love and unity" can help heal a divided nation.
2020 presidential hopeful, Senator Cory Booker opened up to Ellen about his relationship with Rosario Dawson, and if he's successful in his run for president, the possibility of having a wedding in the White House. He also talked about having a female running mate.
Former Newark, NJ Mayor, Senator Cory Booker was interviewed by MSNBC host Donny Deutsch, on Saturday Night Politics. The host said that he was known for his charisma, but asked if he thought charisma overshadows policy. In his own words, he said it was by using charisma and creativity that it brought national attention to Newark, NJ, and it's issues. The interview also covered guns and Booker's 14 point bill.
Senator Cory Booker sat down for an interview with Late Show host Stephen Colbert where he discussed his candidacy for President and his desire to bring some civility back into the political discourse. He was the mayor of Newark, NJ before being elected to the Senate in a special election in 2013 and then for a full term in 2014. He is the first black Senator from New Jersey.
2020 presidential hopeful, Senator Cory Booker sat down with Rachel Maddow to discuss his campaign. Maddow asked him whether he would commit to having a woman as his running mate if he won the Democratic nomination. He said that "we should have gender diversity on a presidential ticket." He also said that it's not just about beating Trump, and that it has to be "about what we're for."
New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker shared with The View why he decided to run for president in the 2020 Presidential election. He said "I'm running to restore our sense of common purpose." He was asked how he felt about running against two of his best friends. He there will be some sibling rivalry, but at the end of the day, they were family.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced his bid for the 2020 Presidential election in an official video, via YouTube. In it, he said talked about being the only senator to go home to a low-income community. He added in the description, "The lines that divide us are nowhere near as strong as the ties that bind us. When we join together and work together-we will rise."