“Oh my God, I love Chipotle, Chipotle is my life.” (What we imagine to have been their pillow talk.)
Eleventh-hour changes push the final vote into January.
America’s most famous mayor used to talk about how he might one day “hack the Senate.” But after his first week on Capitol Hill, Booker is getting his footing, staying close to New Jersey, and steering clear of his one-time best ally — the media.
Biden is set to administer the oath to Sen.-elect Booker next Thursday at noon.
The Republican governor gives up the fight to appeal marriage equality less than 12 hours after same-sex couples wed for the first time in the state. The decision left “no ambiguity about the unanimous court’s view,” Christie’s office says.
Before leaving for Washington, the senator-elect presides over some of the first same-sex marriages in the Garden State. “While you all have fallen in love, the state of New Jersey has risen to love,” Booker says.
The claim that Booker resides elsewhere, which his opponent alleged Monday, is a “desperate stunt,” his campaign says. Property records and documentation of rental payments put Booker in Newark, where he has served as mayor since 2006.
Federal income tax returns show the senate candidate made fewer charitable contributions than previously suggested. Booker will also step down from the board of Waywire, his digital media company.
On the night of the Newark mayor’s first big election, fans say they’re ready for a Booker presidency. “Of course I want him to be mayor, then senator, then president.”
Despite an eleventh-hour spate of negative press coverage, the Newark mayor heads to a likely primary victory Tuesday, with his image largely unscathed. Booker even previews support from his future colleagues in Washington.
Torn between City Hall and the campaign trail, Booker is vying for a seat in Washington during what he promised would be his most productive year in Newark. Don’t worry, he’s going to leave “a nice long letter on the desk of the next mayor.”
The Newark mayor gave about 75% of his earnings to charity.
The only passage charged with politics in the mayor’s State of the City address Tuesday night. Part of an effort to “dismantle these narratives one after the other,” Booker tells BuzzFeed.
The Newark mayor’s State of the City address Tuesday will be a pointed defense of his record. A stable budget, increased development, and reduced crime, says a city official.
The Newark mayor plays cupid. “You know, I’m a romantic guy and I love to help with surprises,” Booker tells BuzzFeed.
Careful not to distract from New Jersey’s other election, the Newark mayor is keeping his Senate ambitions unofficial. “What I’m running right now is the city of Newark,” says Booker.
The Senator takes another dig at the man challenging his Senate seat next year. “Perhaps we were too close to Newark.”
The mayor of Newark is in control of his own narrative like no other man or woman in politics. But can he run the same show from the national stage?
The Newark mayor is promoting a jewelry line made with melted metal from guns seized by the Newark Police Department. “The Caliber Collection.”
“Booker is stealing [Lautenberg’s] ideas and marketing them as his own,” an aide charged.
The Newark Mayor’s decision to run for Senate has offended Lautenberg, and frustrated the state’s Democratic party. “I’m not angry, I’m disappointed.”
After an amazing Twitter conversation between Cory Booker and one Newark citizen who ran out of Hot Pockets during Hurricane Sandy, the snack food company decided to lend a hand.
At a town hall, Gov. Christie pushes back against a voter who complains Newark residents are leeching her tax dollars. “Give the microphone back.”
The social media mayor explains the strategy behind his hyperactive Twitter feed. He regrets just one tweet, and he can’t think of another politician who gets it.