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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Recent statements by and about Cory Booker

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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.