Cory Booker's file:
Booker

Democrat from New Jersey

Cory Booker is the mayor of Newark.

Recent statements involving Cory Booker

"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."

Newark is "now home to one-third of all commercial and multi-family development."

Says Cory Booker "supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations."

Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."

"We need to pass a carbon tax to stop climate change. Break up the Wall Street banks. And stop the government spying on innocent Americans. Cory Booker doesn’t support any of these ideas."  

Recent stories featuring Cory Booker

On Senate election day, the Truth-O-Meter reviews Booker, Lonegan claims:

From the financial fate of the national Social Security system to crime in Newark, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at eight of the more than 20 claims made by Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.

Booker latest Democrat to exaggerate gun violence statistic:

First Rep. Charlie Rangel, and now Newark Mayor Cory Booker, have gone on national television recently and vastly overestimated the number of Americans killed by gun violence.

Frank Lautenberg versus the Truth-O-Meter: A look back:

New Jersey's senior senator announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014

Truth-O-Meter has checked gun claims by NJ Democrats:

PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at fact-checks on claims related to gun laws and violence

Cory Booker files paperwork for U.S. Senate; how's he done against the Truth-O-Meter?:

Cory Booker has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that marks a first step toward his running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat in 2014.

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