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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

  • District: Junior Senator from New Jersey
  • Residence: Newark
  • Born: April 27, 1969; Washington, D.C.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Stanford U., B.A. 1991 (political science); Stanford U., M.A. 1992 (sociology); Oxford U., B.A. 1994 (modern history; Rhodes scholar); Yale U., J.D. 1997
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Newark Municipal Council, 1998-2002; candidate for mayor of Newark, 2002; mayor of Newark, 2006-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2013 (1st term); Defeated Steve Lonegan, R, to succeed Sen. Jeff Chiesa, R, whose term expired
  • Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Environment & Public Works (Oversight - Chairman; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Transportation & Infrastructure; Water & Wildlife); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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State Information: New Jersey

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2013 special Cory Booker (D) 740,742 54.9%
Steve Lonegan (R) 593,684 44%
Edward Stackhouse (ETB) 5,138 0.4%
Robert DePasquale (I) 3,137 0.2%
Stuart Meissner (ARN) 2,051 0.2%
Pablo Olivera (UIS) 1,530 0.1%
Antonio Sabas (FOC) 1,336 0.1%
Eugene LaVergne (DRP) 1,041 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.27% John McCain: 41.7%
2012 : 58.34% : 40.62%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 40%
1996 Bill Clinton: 53% Robert Dole: 36%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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