Newark, where Cory Booker scored Wall Street largesse and Twitter-feed fame, is poised for a fresh start under a new mayor, a son of the 1970s black-culture movement who’s not so eager for national attention.
Bill Ackman ’s first tour of Newark ended at aspiring Mayor Cory Booker ’s apartment in a housing project plagued by drug dealers and rats. The hedge fund manager still recalls a sinking feeling as graffiti-covered elevator doors closed and they rode to the 16th floor in pitch darkness.
The winner of New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election today faces an almost immediate start to a second campaign to capture a full six-year term, even as he learns his role as Washington’s newest lawmaker.
Cami Anderson, superintendent of schools in struggling Newark, New Jersey, said she plans to stay on amid opposition from the mayor-elect and community activists over her plan to remake the city’s schools.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, positioning himself as a Washington outsider, said he’ll run in a “ramped- up” Democratic primary for the seat left open by the death of New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Ras Baraka declared victory as the elected successor to Cory Booker as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, in a race that pitted homegrown politics against Wall Street support for charter schools and economic development.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who lived on food stamps and resided in low-income housing to identify with his poor constituents, is acknowledging his status as a technology millionaire as he campaigns across New Jersey for a U.S. Senate seat.