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Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes Senate bid official
Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes Senate bid official

Cory Booker, who built a national profile for a hands-on style of leadership as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, entered the race for the state’s vacant Senate seat, vowing to bring the same energy to change another city: Washington. “Too many people have come to believe that Washington, D.C. is a place where nothing can get done. Where people don’t work together, don’t find compromise and common ground,” the Newark mayor said. “I tell you today that I reject that attitude. We in New Jersey won’t ultimately accept this attitude, especially when we know we can do more.” Booker, 44, had been expected to run for the Senate in 2014,...

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