Cory Booker's file


Democrat from New Jersey

Cory Booker is a senator from New Jersey. He was first elected to the Senate in 2013, making him the first African-American senator from New Jersey and the first African-American elected to the Senate since Barack Obama in 2004. Booker served as mayor of Newark from 2006 until 2013. He has a bachelor's degree in political science and a master’s degree in sociology from Stanford University, an honors degree in United States history from The Queens College as a Rhodes Scholar and a J.D. from Yale Law School. In 2019, he announced he is running for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Cory Booker’s claim that 17,000 people are ‘unjustly incarcerated,’ explained

Cory Booker challenged other candidates to promise clemency for people who are "unjustly incarcerated," saying there were 17,000 such people in the United States. We looked at his numbers.

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Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Miami, night 1

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