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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

Political Highlights: Newark Municipal Council, 1998-2002; candidate for mayor of Newark, 2002; mayor of Newark, 2006-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: April 27, 1969; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Newark
Religion: Baptist
Family: Single
Education: Stanford U., B.A. 1991; Stanford U., M.A. 1992; Oxford U., B.A. 1994; Yale U., J.D. 1997
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard - Ranking Member; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine - Ranking Member); Environment & Public Works (Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management; Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2014specialCory Booker (D) 1,043,86655.8
Jeff Bell (R) 791,29742.3
Joseph Baratelli (LIBERT) 16,7210.9
Hank Schroeder (X) 5,7040.3
Jeffrey Boss (I) 4,5130.2
Eugene Lavergne (NPA) 3,8900.2
Antonio Sabas (I) 3,5440.2
2013specialCory Booker (D) 740,74254.9
Steve Lonegan (R) 593,68444.0
Edward Stackhouse (ETB) 5,1380.4
Robert DePasquale (I) 3,1370.2
Stuart Meissner (ARN) 2,0510.2
Pablo Olivera (UIS) 1,5300.1
Antonio Sabas (FOC) 1,3360.1
Eugene LaVergne (DRP) 1,0410.1
Roll Call Vitals


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@CoryBooker)


Sen. Cory Booker has the 40th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.