Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. He is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. He has been in office since 2013. Before being senator, he served as mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.
|United States Senator|
from New Jersey
|Assumed office |
October 31, 2013
Serving with Bob Menendez
|Preceded by||Jeffrey Chiesa|
|Mayor of Newark, New Jersey|
July 1, 2006 – October 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Sharpe James|
|Succeeded by||Luis Quintana|
|Member of the Newark City Council|
from the Central Ward
July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2002
|Preceded by||George Branch|
|Succeeded by||Charles Bell|
Cory Anthony Booker
April 27, 1969
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
Queen's College, Oxford
Yale Law School
His first mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey, against incumbent Mayor Sharpe James in 2002, was documented in the 2005 feature movie Street Fight.
From February 2019 to January 2020, Booker unsuccessfully ran for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
2020 presidential campaignEdit
Many news articles believe that Booker would be a popular Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump.
On February 1, 2019, Booker launched his presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination. He ended his campaign on January 13, 2020.
His brother is Cary Booker II, named after their father Cary Booker. In 1969, his parents fought hard against racism by insisting to buy a house in an area where black people were not welcome.
He dated actress Rosario Dawson from 2019 until 2022.
In 2020, he learned that he and entertainer RuPaul are cousins; they discovered it by appearing on the TV show Finding Your Roots.
- ↑ "Cory Booker Announced 2020 Campaign". Retrieved February 1, 2019.
- ↑ "Cory Booker drops out of the presidential race". NBC News. January 13, 2020.
- ↑ Burke, Caroline (2019-02-01). "Cary Booker, Cory Booker's Brother: 5 Fast Facts to Know". Heavy. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
- ↑ Joanne Palmer. A love story - Cory Booker talks about growing up in Harrington Park, falling in love with Judaism. Jewish Standard. October 12, 2014
- ↑ Kurtz, Judy (March 14, 2019). "Rosario Dawson confirms relationship with Booker". The Hill. Washington, D.C.: Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.
- ↑ "Rosario Dawson and Sen. Cory Booker Have Split After More Than 2 Years as a Couple". People. February 13, 2022.
- ↑ "Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson Break Up After Three Years of Dating". Vanity Fair. February 13, 2022.
- ↑ "See RuPaul and Cory Booker react to finding out they're cousins". CNN. October 29, 2020.
- Senator Cory Booker official U.S. Senate site
- Presidential campaign website
- Cory Booker at the Open Directory Project
- Booker Appearances on C-SPAN