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January 29, 2013


Booker Sees Bigger Role for a Senator

BuzzFeed has a good profile of Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) who says if he becomes a U.S. Senator he "would call for a reinvention of the role: to act in addition to and outside of a Senator's official duties as prescribed in the Constitution, to push for urban and criminal justice reform, and to stay on Twitter."

Said Booker: "Look, I'm not different from most Americans who catch glimpses of what goes on down there and and worry what is going on in that body. But I've evolved about how that body can make changes on the issues I'm passionate about."

He adds: "So I'm telling you right now. If a snow storm hits and I'm here, I'll be on Twitter saying, 'Hey, who needs help.' And I'll get out in my four-by-four and be able to band together more volunteers than most people could."












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