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


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."