Cory Booker

Cory Booker Promises to Use His Fame to Get Things Done if Elected Senator

Believes he'll have more impact than the usual freshman senator

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Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker said he won't be a wallflower if elected senator. Rather, he vows, he will use his New Jersey fame as a catapult for passing legislation that's favorable to state residents and true to his progressive-minded ideology, the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press reported.

"I would do voting plus," he said in a Monday conference call with members of the media. "Anybody knows who looks at New Jersey and the nation that I've been a much more effective voice for progressive causes than they have, just because I find ways to break through the noise of the country and more effectively advocate and get things done."