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Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status. He has been dubbed a rock star mayor by Oprah Winfrey, been called a hero for pulling a neighbor out of her burning home in 2012 and hobnobbed with Matt Damon. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Booker Goes To Washington As Both Celebrity And Senator

When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member’s first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was.

11/10/2013

Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status. He has been dubbed a rock star mayor by Oprah Winfrey, been called a hero for pulling a neighbor out of her burning home in 2012 and hobnobbed with Matt Damon. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cory Booker Sworn in as Newest US Senator

Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is starting his new job in an unusual position — a freshman Democratic senator with celebrity status.

10/31/2013

Democrat Cory Booker handily won the special election to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat. (Getty Images)

Democrat Booker Wins New Jersey Senate Election

Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

10/17/2013

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan face off in New Jersey's senate race. (Pool Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, David M Warren)

Decision Day In New Jersey’s Accelerated Senate Race

The two-month campaign in New Jersey between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan ends amid a lingering federal government shutdown.

10/16/2013

File photo of Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaking at the Democratic National Convention. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Booker Tops Lonegan By 16% For US Senate

A new poll shows Democrat Cory Booker with a double-digit lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in the race for U.S Senate.

08/20/2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

O’Malley Campaigning in N.J. for Booker

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to be in New Jersey for Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

08/08/2013

File photo of Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaking at the Democratic National Convention. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Newark Mayor, Senate Hopeful Booker Wrote In College He Had ‘Hated Gays’

In a 1992 column in his college newspaper, now-Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker wrote that he was “disgusted by gays” before a transformative experience with a gay peer counselor changed his views.

01/10/2013

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