Tag Archives: Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker Raises $5 Million In First Quarter

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Cory Booker has raised more than $5 million in the two months since he announced his 2020 plans, the presidential candidate’s campaign said Sunday. Booker’s haul, while competitive, puts him behind other Democratic White House aspirants, including former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., …

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Kamala Harris And Cory Booker To Speak At HRC Event

From the Hollywood Reporter: The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday that Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who has entered the 2020 presidential race, will attend the upcoming 2019 HRC Los Angeles dinner and speak on issues of equality. Harris will join Sen. Cory Booker, who is also scheduled to speak. The evening program will honor Christina Aguilera with the …

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Cory Booker Jokes That Ellen Could Officiate His White House Wedding To Actress Rosario Dawson [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed reports: Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential hopeful, took a brief detour from talking about politics to praise his girlfriend, actor Rosario Dawson, on The Ellen Show and flirt with the possibility of a White House wedding. “I mean, if you go in single and have a wedding in the White House — I mean, we would watch,” DeGeneres …

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Cory Booker Vows To Undo Trump’s Transgender Ban

NBC News reports: Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 voters in Davenport, the New Jersey senator answered a question posed by a woman who identified herself as transgender about what he would …

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Actress Rosario Dawson: Yes, I’m Dating Cory Booker

TMZ reports: Rosario Dawson’s all in on Cory Booker for President in 2020, but she might be a little biased because she just confirmed with us, they’re in a serious, loving relationship!!! The actress was at the Reagan National Airport in D.C. Thursday when our guy quizzed her on what’s been widely rumored — she’s the woman Booker referred to …

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Cory Booker Intros Bill To Legalize Weed Nationwide

CNBC reports: Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill on Thursday to legalize marijuana nationwide as he mounts his presidential campaign. Co-sponsors of the bill, known as the Marijuana Justice Act, include fellow 2020 contenders Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand. Booker first introduced the bill in 2017, but it was not taken up for a vote. Currently …

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Cory Booker: I’d Look For A Female Running Mate First

“We have such a great field of leaders, I think that you’ll rarely see a Democratic ticket anymore without gender diversity, race diversity. I think it’s something we should have. I’m not going to box myself in, but should I become [the presidential nominee], you know I’ll be looking to women first. We have great people running. This is actually …

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Sen. Cory Booker: I’ve Got A Girlfriend Now [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Cory Booker says he’s boo’d up. The New Jersey Democrat and 2020 White House hopeful is confirming that he has a girlfriend. Booker was asked about his noted bachelordom by co-host Charlamagne tha God during a Tuesday interview on Power 105.1’s nationally-syndicated radio show, “The Breakfast Club.” “First of all, there’s two more years until …

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Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

CBS News reports: 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. “We are better when we help each other,” he said. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can …

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Jimmy Carter Urges Cory Booker To Run For President

The Hill reports: Former President Jimmy Carter urged Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to run for president in an Instagram Live video on Sunday. Booker, who is known for his social media savvy, took to the platform to film a road trip through Georgia with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) ahead of MLK Day. “I’m very glad to have …

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Wave Of Dem WH Bids Expected In Next Few Weeks

Mike Allen reports at Axios: A wave of announcements, like the one Sen. Elizabeth Warren made on New Year’s Eve morning, is planned for the next few weeks. The hopefuls need to raise money, and need an organization for housing the aides they want to hire to take them off the hot 2020 job market. Look for announcements this month …

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Sen. Cory Booker: My Truth Is I’m Heterosexual

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: In the last presidential campaign, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), who is also single, faced questions about campaigning as a bachelor (he suggested a rotating cast of family and friends could be first lady). In past political campaigns Booker’s opponents have tried to use his single status to question his sexuality. “I’m heterosexual,” Booker said Thursday. …

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Cory Booker: Yes, I Might Run For President In 2020

The North Jersey Advance reports: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker just visited 24 — count ’em, 24 — states stumping for Democrats in the midterm elections. He contributed $686,000 to House and Senate candidates across the nation. And along the way, New Jersey’s dynamic Democrat stopped in all those early presidential primary states, plus a few that look to be big …

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Booker Huddles With Obama Campaign Strategist

CNBC reports: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has started consulting with two top Iowa presidential campaign strategists – one who worked with Hillary Clinton and another who worked with former President Barack Obama – as he contemplates a run for the White House in 2020, CNBC has learned. These early conversations with top-tier consultants in Iowa, where the major parties hold …

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NEW JERSEY: Dem Gov Signs Law Making It Legal To Run For Senate And President At The Same Time

Politico reports: Let there be no doubt: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker can run for president and Senate at the same time. Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed a bill — unofficially dubbed “Cory’s Law” — that would clarify that a U.S. senator or member of the U.S. House from New Jersey can appear on the primary and general election ballots …

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11th Possible Bomb Found Addressed To Cory Booker

ABC News reports: Multiple sources tell ABC News that authorities have now recovered an 11th package as part of the widening investigation into suspected bombs. Sources said the package was recovered at or near Opa-locka, Florida, and it was addressed to Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. The postal facility in Opa-locka has emerged as a focal point for investigators …

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Booker “Unofficially” Launches 2020 WH Bid [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Just hours after casting a vote in one of the most contentious Supreme Court confirmation battles in history, Cory Booker stepped on stage in a packed Iowa conference hall and unofficially launched his 2020 campaign. Speaking before 1,500 energized Democrats at the party’s premier Fall Gala event, the New Jersey senator acknowledged their likely feelings of defeat and …

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Booker May Face Senate Ethics Review For Releasing “Confidential” Kavanaugh Docs At Confirmation Hearing

The Hill reports: The Senate’s top two Republican lawmakers say Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) might be subject to an official review by the Senate Ethics Committee for releasing documents labeled “confidential” related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past work at the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Hugh Hewitt on Friday that Booker’s decision — which the …

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Breitbart Attacks “Hypocritical” Cory Booker For Voting Against Confirmation Of Homocon Richard Grenell

Via Breitbart: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) had positioned himself as a champion of gay rights in his opposition to Mike Pompeo to become secretary of state, then on Thursday he voted against Richard Grenell, the Trump administration’s first prominent openly-gay nominee, for U.S. ambassador to Germany. Grenell’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate anyway, in a 56 to 42 vote, …

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Todd Starnes: Cory Booker Is An Anti-Christian Bigot For Asking Pompeo If He Thinks Gay Sex Is Perverted

Canned ham spokesmodel Todd Starnes writes: Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, faced an offensive line of questioning from Sen. Cory Booker – demanding to know if he opposed same-sex marriage and if he thought gay sex was perverse. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for people of the Christian faith to practice their religion in the public marketplace. …

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