Poll: N.J. Voters Don’t Think Cory Booker Should Run for President

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Rumors have long swirled that U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is mulling a 2020 presidential run. The senator has neither confirmed nor denied those predictions.

But according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, New Jersey voters don’t think the former Newark mayor should run for president in 2020.

The poll, which was released last month, found that 57 percent of participants approve of Booker’s performance, but the majority of participants – 54 percent – said they didn’t think he should consider a 2020 presidential bid (as opposed to the 33 percent who said he should).  Read more »

WATCH: Cory Booker Argue for Same-Sex Marriage on Senate Floor

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Just two weeks from the day the Supreme Court will hear arguments about making marriage equality legal nationwide, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has taken to the floor of the U.S. Senate to argue the importance of same-sex marriage to his colleagues.

“We cannot fail now. Love is on the line. Citizenship is on the line,” Booker said on the Senate floor. “We cannot deny the worth of one American without denying the worth dignity and strength of our nation as a whole.”

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WATCH: Sen. Cory Booker Talks Presidency on Larry Wilmore’s New Show

Sen. Cory Booker appeared on the first episode of Comedy Central’s new replacement for Stephen Colbert, The Nightly Show starring Larry Wilmore. Near the end of the show, Booker was asked if would run for president. His answer:

Wilmore’s response: “You get all the weak tea.”

Anti-Gay Flier in N.J. Senate Race Has “Cory Brooker” Typo

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is likely to coast to re-election next month. He’s way ahead in the polls against conservative businessman Jeff Bell.

But that hasn’t stopped the Public Advocate of the United States, a conservative Christian advocacy group that is against gay marriage, taxpayer-funded art, abortion, hate crime laws and the “mainstream media’s promotion and glorification of drug abuse, teenage sex, gangs, atheism, homosexuality and other immoral behavior and beliefs.” It’s a nonprofit 501(c)4 political organization.

And, yes, it misspelled Cory Booker’s name as “Cory Brooker” on a flier sent to New Jersey residents. (The one above was sent to a Mercer County resident.)

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Pennsylvania Politics 2014: The 4 Stories We’ll All Be Following

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2014 will be a huge year in Pennsylvania politics — and particularly Philly area politics — with contested house seats, jockeying for position in a mayoral race, the national media ‘s fascination with Chris Christie and the hottest governor’s race in the country.

Here’s more on the four major political storylines that will play out over the next year.

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Cory Booker’s Got at a Girrrrrrlfriend

Mr. Wait-I-Thought-He-Was-Gay serial bachelor Cory Booker’s got a girlfriend! The senator’s catch, according to–who else–Page Six, is a 36-year-old Yale Law grad and Los Angeles entertainment lawyer called Bianca Levin. Here is her old Twitter profile photo.

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Her current account, @ladybesq, appears to have been recently protected. Which seems to be a pretty solid indication that the report is at least somewhat true. Cory Booker may have put those persistent–and frankly, tiresome–question about his sexuality away for now. But for a celebrity politician like Booker, dating a “Hollywood entertainment lawyer”  isn’t a narrative that’s going to do him any favors either.

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Cory Booker Is Jersey’s New Senator

It got close-ish at the end there, but was there ever any doubt? Booker won 55%-44% in an election featuring one of the lowest-ever statewide turnouts in New Jersey, with under 25% of the voting population participating. (Hmm, wonder why?) Here’s Senator-elect Booker’s characteristically enthusiastic, hoarse-throated, victory speech. For what it’s worth, Booker began by praising his predecessor Frank Lautenberg, who wasn’t exactly fond of him.

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