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Booker Won’t Run for Governor, but Eyes Senate Bid

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark was viewed by many as a rising political star but his chances of unseating Gov. Chris Christie were daunting.


Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker to live on food stamps this week, following Twitter challenge

Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker of New Jersey will live on food stamps this week–a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation. The Democratic mayor will operate on a food stamp budget of about $30 a week ($4.32 per day), roughly the same amount provided to people in New Jersey who take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).


Mayor Cory Booker persuades investors, donors to bet on still-struggling Newark

Cory Booker strides to the lectern at a June reception honoring hedge-fund founder Bill Ackman. Pershing Square Foundation, Ackman’s philanthropic organization, had pledged more than $25 million since 2007 to help poverty-racked Newark improve schooling, enhance parks and find jobs for ex-convicts.


Booker rallies Democrats to kick off convention, saying platform will move America forward

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., rallied Democrats on Tuesday night to kick off the party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. -- urging delegates and others in the crowd to back the party platform, which he said will move America forward with investment in education, fair taxation and other policy goals.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker again appears at scene of accident

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The mayor of New Jersey's largest city, Newark's Cory Booker, again came upon a life-or-death emergency, but the hero was someone else.


Newark mayor saves woman from fire

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Cory Booker needs a cape, stat! The Newark, N.J., mayor -- already lionized in some corners for his good deeds -- added to his list of praiseworthy actions on Thursday night when he raced into a burning home to help save a woman trapped inside. The woman, who suffered second-degree burns on her neck and back, is reported to be in stable condition. Booker got away with only minor burns and smoke inhalation.


Conan O'Brien and N.J. Mayor Bring 'Feud' to Late Night TV

Conan O'Brien and N.J. Mayor Bring 'Feud' to Late Night TV

Conan O'Brien and Newark Mayor Cory Booker turned their frivolous feud about the gritty city into comedy on NBC's "Tonight Show" on Friday.


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