Cory Booker was elected yesterday to his first full-term as a United States Senator from New Jersey. Senator Booker has been in the U.S. Senate since October 2013, when he won a special election to serve out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term.
He was the keynote speaker at Affiliate Summit East 2008, which took place August 11, 2008 in Boston, back when he was the Mayor of Newark, NJ.
Cory Booker was elected as Mayor of Newark, NJ in 2006, but he first ran for Mayor in 2002. During that election, I was running his campaign website. The Academy Award nominated Street Fight documentary was about that first campaign.
I remember being so disapponted when he lost in 2002, but he was really upbeat about it, and he vowed to win the next election. He hasn’t lost an election since then.