Cory Booker, the popular mayor of Newark, New Jersey, who Democrats wanted to challenge Governor Chris Christie this year, cleared the field when he bowed out last month. Party leaders have yet to decide who should take his place.
Cory Booker strides to the lectern at a June reception honoring hedge-fund founder Bill Ackman. Pershing Square Foundation, Ackman’s philanthropic organization, had pledged more than $25 million since 2007 to help Booker’s poverty-wracked Newark, New Jersey, improve schooling, enhance parks and find jobs for ex-convicts.
The U.S. House today approved the second in a series of bills to limit the president’s authority to regulate business, a move Republicans called necessary for job creation and Democrats labeled a political power grab.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, weighing a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, spent 20 minutes last month talking with Iowa retiree Joanie Scotter about jobs, border security and President Barack Obama.