Can Cory Booker still be Cory Booker in the Senate? In Part 2 of his conversation with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg, Booker says that even in Washington, there are some issues that lend themselves to his cherished reputation as a uniter. And he insists he recognizes the fight he’s in for—even if his call for “change that we all know is common sense” sounds a lot like a certain candidate from 2008.
Booker’s national ambitions begin to peer through as he describes how he hopes to be a political figure who catalyzes change “not just within the Washington context, but around the country.”
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