Politics

On 1 Feb 2019, Cory Booker announced that he is running for president. This page offers some videos and links to articles about Booker. For more political content visit ResourcesForLife.com/politics.

Cory Booker Links

Quotes

  • “I’m going to run a race not about not who I’m against or what I’m against but who I am for and what I am for.” (Source: CBS Evening News – YouTube, 1 Feb 2019)

Articles

  • CNN, 1 Jan 2019 at 5:40 PM ET. “Cory Booker announces he is running for president” by Rebecca Buck. Excerpt: “Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who rose to prominence as Newark’s charismatic and ambitious mayor, announced Friday that he is running for president. Booker chose the first day of Black History Month to launch his campaign, timing that nods to Booker’s own heritage and suggests he will put it at the center of his pitch to voters.” [More…]
  • NPR, 1 Jan 2019 at 7:07 AM ET. “Cory Booker Makes It Official: He’s Running For President In 2020” by Scott Detrow and Jessica Taylor on Morning Edition. Excerpt: “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.”

Videos

Below are videos in chronological order and alphabetically listed by network for any given date.

Stephen Colbert (8 Mar 2019)

Presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker hopes to restore civic grace to politics, and says that ‘tolerating’ each other isn’t a high enough bar.

Senator Cory Booker says he’s not surprised by Paul Manafort’s 47-month sentence, considering our criminal justice system comes down hardest on ‘poor folks, mentally ill folks, addicted folks and, overwhelmingly, black and brown folks.’

CBS This Morning (4 Feb 2019)

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is entering the 2020 presidential race. He was elected to the Senate in 2013 after serving as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, for more than seven years. Booker joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his platform.

Stephen Colbert (3 Feb 2019)

Stephens breaks down the video in which New Jersey Senator Cory Booker kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign.

CBS Evening News (1 Feb 2019)

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced Friday he’s running for president, making him the fifth Democrat to officially join the 2020 race. He joins a historically diverse field of candidates speaking more openly about race. Ed O’Keefe reports.

CNN (1 Feb 2019)

After announcing his 2020 candidacy for president, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke to reporters about a need for unity and a leader who understands patriotism.

MSNBC (1 Feb 2019)

The 2020 race is widening once again with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker officially in the fight for the Democratic nomination, joining an already crowded field. Stephanie Ruhle breaks down the latest on the new candidate. Weighing in: NBC News National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki, former Governor Christie Todd Whitman, Sirius XM Progress Radio Host Mark Thompson, and NBC News Senior Politics Editor Beth Fouhy.

New York Times (1 Feb 2019)

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced that he is running for president in 2020. The Democrat and former mayor of Newark, who is known for his oratory prowess and unbridled optimism, entered a race that could be one of the most diverse and crowded primary fields in history. Here’s what you need to know about him.

The View (1 Feb 2019)

Marie Claire (15 Jan 2019)

Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand Play How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker

The Democratic senators are longtime friends, representing neighboring states (New Jersey and New York, respectively), and frequently working together on legislation, including marijuana legalization and workers’ rights. But will their mutual affection be an asset or a liability as the presidential contest escalates (both are rumored to be 2020 contenders)? They certainly—from the looks of this video—know where each other’s skeletons are buried. They’re also definitely good sports (you know, “likable” people who you’d “what to have a beer with” and other presidential qualifications).

Here, the senators play “How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker?,” a reimagined version of Marie Claire’s series, “How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?,” taking (potentially embarrassing) trips down memory lane and revealing little-known congressional secrets (like the fact that Booker is…”Senate chiseled”).