Cory Booker Isn’t Just Running for Senate—His Pitch Is National

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Sept. 5 2013 2:03 PM

Cory Booker on the One Issue Conservatives and Liberals Can Agree On

The Senate hopeful still thinks he can corral Washington.

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.”

You can also watch Part 1 of Weisberg’s interview about the gay-baiting headlines in Booker’s Senate race and his refusal to deny rumors. And check back for future installments, which include how a man prone to running into burning buildings can be cooped up in a Capitol Hill office.

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