NJ Politics Digest: (If It Matters) Booker Says He Has a Girlfriend

Sen. Cory Booker.
Sen. Cory Booker. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Cory Booker is widely acknowledged as being articulate and intelligent. And now we can also add “taken” to that list of attributes.

“I got a boo,” Booker said, according to a report on NJ.com.

The junior New Jersey U.S. senator and presidential candidate on Tuesday told radio station WWPR-FM that he has a girlfriend, though of course he wouldn’t divulge her name.

As NJ.com notes, the former Newark mayor has been linked to Chanda Gibson, executive director of the Council of Urban Professionals; Instagram poet Cleo Wade; actress and author Mindy Kaling; and actress and activist Rosario Dawson.

The last unmarried person to win the White House was New Jersey’s own Grover Cleveland in 1885. Booker pointed out that he has two years before there’s any possibility that the occupant of the White House would face an electoral change—that’s plenty of time to change his marital status, according to the report.

But Booker implied that in 2020, what a politician does with his free time is no longer as big a deal as it once was.

“If Donald Trump could get elected president at this point with the personal life that he has, then anybody can,” he told the radio station, the report said.

Cleveland, by the way, did get married once he won the White House. That relationship became an indelible part of American culture when it produced his first child “Baby Ruth” Cleveland.

Quote of the Day: “There’s going to be no break any more for the middle class taxpayer. No break,”—Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, on a state measure that would improve family leave benefits for workers in New Jersey by levying a projected $360 million tax increase on the middle class.

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