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Cory Booker Talks Senate Plans with Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

Cory Booker Talks Senate Plans with Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

| On 23, Oct 2013

U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker (D-NJ) made his first appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC since his big win in last week’s special election.

Booker discussed how he plans to work in the current climate in Washington, D.C. and how he is going into the job trying to learn as much as possible. He stated that he wants to make the Senate “more accessible” to everyone and help the people of New Jersey solve real problems.

For me, it will be quite interesting to see how a senator as famous as Booker (he boasts over 1.4 million Twitter followers) will adjust to the chamber. He has been able to get a lot of things done as mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Now, however, he will be part of an entire Congress where they are judged more as a whole than as individual legislators. The latest Congressional approval ratings have been piss-poor at best. I hope he is able to make some strides like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Al Franken (D-MN) have tried.



How effective do you think Cory Booker and his brand of optimism will be in the U.S. Senate?

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