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Cory Booker wins race to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) was elected on Wednesday night to become New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. Senate member, the Washington Post reported. The race, widely expected to go Booker’s way, was called by the Associated Press with Booker leading Republican contender Steve Lonegan 55 percent to 44 percent. By…

New Jersey’s Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary race

By Victoria Cavaliere NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker slid to an easy unofficial victory in New Jersey’s special Democratic primary held on Tuesday in the race to fill an empty U.S. Senate seat that has long been in Democratic hands. If he wins the general election…

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…

Lautenberg and Booker’s tortured rivalry revealed in New Jersey senate campaign

Days before Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced he wanted to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Frank Lautenberg in December, the two men’s top aides tried to negotiate over the phone. Lautenberg Chief of Staff Dan Katz…  …

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…  …

Newark Mayor Booker announces run for open New Jersey Senate seat

By David Jones NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his candidacy on Saturday for a U.S. Senate seat for New Jersey and will run in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. “I do not run from…

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…

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.  …

Newark mayor kicks off national marriage equality campaign

Democratic Newark mayor Cory Booker on Wednesday kicked off a new video campaign by the Human Rights Campaign that seeks to raise support for same sex marriage across the nation. “I’m Mayor Cory Booker and I support marriage equality,” he says in the first video for Americans for Marriage Equality.…

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