New Jersey senate hopeful Cory Booker has officially been endorsed by the Commander-in-Chief himself!
During a statement on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said “Cory will be an important partner in our efforts to reduce gun violence, give every American a fair shot in a global economy, and make our country stronger.”
“Cory Booker has dedicated his life to the work of building hope and opportunity in communities where too little of either existed. Whether as a college student working in East Palo Alto or as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, Cory has time and again taken on tough challenges, fought for the middle class and those working to join it, and forged coalitions that create progress – and that’s the spirit he’ll carry with him to Washington,” he said. “His passion for his city has helped create new jobs and attract some of America’s top businesses to Newark.”
In response, the Yale Law School graduate said he is “humbled by President Obama’s endorsement.”
“If elected this October, I will go to the Senate to advance our shared vision of a nation where opportunity is available to anyone willing to work for it, and to ensure we’re investing in the priorities that helped build America’s middle class,” Booker said. “The President has taken on the difficult fights. He worked to turn around our economy, to make high quality, affordable health care available to every American and to keep our country safe.”
He added, “I look forward to continuing to work with him to advance an agenda that spreads prosperity and ensures that our nation realizes the promise of its founding.”
The election for the empty sensate seat will take place on October 16th.
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10 Potential Girlfriends To Make Cory Booker’s Mom Happy [PHOTOS]
1. Kristin Kreuk
Booker admitted to being a big fan of "Smallville" & was delighted to find out that the show's star, Kristin Kreuk landed another role in CW's "Beauty & The Beast."
2. Kerry Washington
She plays a politician's lover on TV--ahem "Scandal," so Kerry Washington knows just how to handle a man of political power.
3. Leona Lewis
Has anyone ever her speak? I think Leona only sings, but Booker needs a woman that can just listen to him talk. I think that's exactly what he needs.
4. Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan is Hollywood A-list, but you never catch her in the middle of a scandal or bad press. She knows how to be in the spotlight, but stay hidden. Those are some great girlfriend qualities for Booker.
5. Mindy Kalling
Obviously Booker's a funny man. If you don't know, follow him on Twitter! Mindy Kalling is funnier and cuter than Booker, but she'd match his wits and would laugh it off if his schedule didn't make enough time for her.
6. Taraji P. Henson
Taraji's youthful spirit, killer good looks and equally as busy life would mesh well with Booker's. Taraji is always on the scene, but there's never any bad press. Just what Booker needs.
7. LisaRaye McCoy
Why not end up with a woman that knows how to be the wife of a public figure? *Kanye shrug*
8. Annika Marks
This up & coming actress is just...hot. For the sake of being shallow, Cory Booker could be one happy man, if it's only to look at Annika. But she's still new, so she's more than likely still a humble sweetheart. What's better than that?
9. Cassandra Freeman
Cassandra's first big break was playing Denzel Washington's wife in "Inside Man." So she knows a thing or two about being the better half of a powerful man. Perfect training for the role of Booker's boo.
10. Olivia Wilde
Sure she's a little young, but her vast experiences in life have given Wilde wisdom beyond her years. Her beauty is breathtaking and could potentially make Booker stop in his tracks and smell the roses or just appreciate the fact that he has one on his arm.