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Cory Booker expected to dominate New Jersey’s Senate primary election

By Barbara Goldberg MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared poised for victory on Tuesday as New Jersey held a special election to choose party nominees in the race to fill the state’s empty U.S. Senate seat. Booker, a Democrat, held a strong lead in public opinion…

Will Cory Booker’s ‘rock star’ status get in the way in the Senate?

Cory Booker didn’t want to run for Senate. Shortly after his re-election as mayor of Newark in 2010, he was asked about the prospect. “I can think of no office that would be less attractive,” Booker said. “I would be discussing rules of…  …

Cory Booker media blitz a ‘study in political tactics’

On Monday, Cory Booker rolled out a plan to end child poverty. On Tuesday, he released a new TV commercial. Yesterday, the Newark mayor and U.S. Senate hopeful announced a five-point proposal to boost research and development nationwide.…  …

Newark Mayor Cory Booker proposes government-funded college accounts in run-up to Senate primary

NEWARK — Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker today will release a plan to curb childhood poverty nationally by increasing federal benefits for the poor, expanding access to affordable housing and making preschool and college more available…  …

Source says Cory Booker will announce Senate run on Saturday

(Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker was expected to announce on Saturday he will run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a source close to Booker said on Friday. The campaign staffer asked…

ABL on The Hal Sparks Radio Show, April 14, 2012

In case you missed it, I used my fancy computer iSkills to create this recording of my appearance on HSRS yesterday, in which Hal and I chat about Ann Romney, her robot husband, dressage horses, Romney pallin’ around with dog barbecuers (as in people who barbecue dogs!), the disappearance of…

Newark Mayor Cory Booker runs into burning house, saves woman’s life

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, claims he had a “come to Jesus” moment on Thursday night after he arrived home to discover a neighbor’s residence on fire. After a moment of arguing with his security team, he charged into the blaze, which he said had fully engulfed the…

WATCH LIVE: Cory Booker speaks about saving woman from burning building

Newark Mayor Cory Booker holds a press conference to answer questions about Thursday’s fire rescue, where he helped save a neighbor from a burning building. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast April 13, 2012.  …

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