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Friday, November 12, 2004
Up and Coming Democrats: Cory Booker
I'm going to start to feature on this site some of the young Democrats that should make us hopeful about the future of our party.

The first is Cory Booker, the former Newark City Councilman who narrowly lost the race for Newark mayor in 2002 to an incumbent who's held the office for 20 years. Cory was an All-American football player at Stanford, class President, a Rhodes scholar, and a Yale Law grad. Despite being a successful lawyer since 2002, he continues to live in a housing project in Newark. He has taken his politics to the street - at one point living in a motor home for 5 months and parking it on the most dangerous Newark street corners to draw attention to his fight against drug dealers and street crimes.

Cory has been hearing all his life that he could be "the first black President", and it's definitely possible. Personally, I wish he would run for NJ governor next year, but he's committed to running for Newark mayor again in 2006, and I think he should win.

So learn about Cory - you may be hearing a lot more about him in the future:
posted by CB @ 11:00 AM  
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