Cory Booker

  • U.S. Senator since 2013.
  • Former mayor of Newark, N.J., 2006-2013).
  • Democrat from New Jersey.
  • Age: 50.
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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker was back in New Hampshire today. He spoke at “Politics and Eggs” in Bedford, and he turned an event that’s typically on the staid end of the spectrum into something that at times sounded more like a campaign rally.

But afterward, when Booker spoke to reporters, he also confirmed that his campaign is teetering on the brink of financial viability. NHPR’s Josh Rogers joins me now to discuss that and this moment in the New Hampshire primary.

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker believes Americans will be more open to finding common ground in 2020 — in large part — because of President Donald Trump.

"He's using the highest office in this land to commit act after act of moral vandalism, to do things to divide, demean, and degrade us, and he is doing great in the politics of pinning Americans against each other."

Jason Moon / NHPR

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker told a crowd of people in Concord Monday that a positive message is the best way to confront President Donald Trump in the next election.

“I'm kinda worried about my party as much I'm worried about other things,” said Booker. “Because I don't think we win this election by showing the worst of who we are. I think this idea, ‘when they go low, we go lower’ is terrifying to me.”

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A Sunday morning at 8:30, months out from an election isn’t - at least on paper – prime time for any candidate to fill a room,

Yet, this Cory Booker house party in Bedford, New Hampshire is packed

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be one of four commencement speakers at Southern New Hampshire University's graduation ceremonies in May.

The school announced Tuesday that the presidential candidate will speak at a ceremony for online students on the morning of May 12.

Booker is one of six current senators who have announced campaigns to win the Democratic nomination in an effort to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has made two campaign sweeps of New Hampshire since he announced his presidential bid Feb. 1. The former mayor of Newark, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election in 2013, sat down for a recent interview with Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley at the Airport Diner in Manchester.

(Below is a transcript of the NHPR interview.)

Britta Greene / New Hampshire Public Radio

Upper Valley residents packed Salt hill Pub in Lebanon Friday morning to see Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker.

He urged voters to not to get pulled apart by political divides. “The dream of America is in the balance right now,” he said. “Hate or love, what will we choose?”

He stressed policy priorities like education funding and reducing the cost of health care.

Booker's remarks at one point earned him a standing ovation from the crowd, but afterward many people in attendance said they hoped to hear more details in his remarks.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

A handful of potential and declared 2020 presidential candidates are spending Presidents Day Weekend criss-crossing New Hampshire.

NHPR's reporters are on the trail, and filed these reports.

Note: Bookmark this page for more news from candidate events through the weekend  

Sen. Cory Booker is among several Democratic presidential contenders who back universal health insurance coverage, but he's acknowledging that compromise may be necessary to get major health care legislation through the Senate.

Booker told voters in New Hampshire on Saturday there are a "lot of pathways" to achieving the increasingly popular Democratic goal. He said supporters of so-called Medicare for All are "going to have to find ways to advance the ball given the Congress that we have."

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is the latest Democrat to enter the increasingly crowded race for the White House, making the initial announcement with a message of unity.

Casey McDermott, NHPR

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker may not yet be ready to commit to a 2020 presidential bid – even after spending the weekend taking selfies, holding meetings, and otherwise testing the waters in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

But at a rally celebrating New Hampshire Democrats’ midterm victories Saturday, state party Chairman Ray Buckley gave Booker the kind of introduction most presidential hopefuls can only dream of.