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Cory Booker Addresses Sexuality

Cory Booker Addresses Sexuality

For years, there has been speculation about the sexuality of Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). As the potential 2020 contender appears to be ready to mount a presidential run, he addressed it again. “I’m heterosexual,” Booker told the Philadelphia Inquirer. He added that there are more important things to talk about. Booker’s interactions with single women have attracted attention, including poet Cleo Wade and his give-and-take on Twitter with actress Mindy Kaling. And in October, the NY Post reported that Booker was trying to keep his relationship with Chanda Gibson, Executive Director of the Council of Urban Professionals, a secret. When Booker first ran for the Senate and was asked about his sexual orientation, Booker answered, “What does it matter?” Should he win the White House, Booker would be the first unmarried president sinceGrover Cleveland in 1884. Booker said it wasn’t necessarily by choice. In a September interview with New York Magazine, he was asked directly whether he was currently single (he said yes) and whether he was gay, and he said no. The Senator added, “It’s tough to date as a senator. The title I seek the most is probably husband and father." More here.

Cory Booker Shines Light on Pharma’s Efforts to Manipulate Medicaid Drug Coverage Decisions

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Targets Hakeem Jeffries in 2020

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