Booker Would Face Choices Of ‘celebrity’ Senator

Cory Booker

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama Booker would face choices of ‘celebrity’ senator Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY 10:52 p.m. EDT October 8, 2013 New senators are no longer expected to remain in the shadows for their first years. Newark Mayor and senate candidate Cory Booker answers a question in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (Photo: Mel Evans, AP) The Newark mayor is heavily favored in special election, though race has tightened His high public profile is also proving to be a burden in his campaign Some high-profile senators have chosen to avoid spotlight upon arriving in D.C. SHARE 2 CONNECT 7 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Cory Booker has been such an odds-on favorite to win a Senate seat from New Jersey that most speculation about his future is not whether he is going to get to Congress but what he’s going to do when he arrives. The Senate Booker would join if he wins a special election next Wednesday has become a place where new members can shape their public profile through trending tweets, with less reliance on choice committee assignments, seniority or even majority-party status. Republican Steve Lonegan, former state director of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, is opposing Booker in the special election to succeed Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June during his fifth Senate term. Booker has a double-digit lead in opinion surveys and has out-raised Lonegan five to one, in a state that hasn’t elected a Republican to the Senate since 1972. Booker, a Democrat, could try to emulate Lautenberg, who counted his achievements in the legislation he passed.

Celebrity birthdays: 5 things you didn’t know about Sharon Osbourne

Lucky number 13 They say 13 is only unlucky for some, and it looks like the number is actually pretty good for Shazza. There’s 13 months between each of her children: Aimee was born on 2 September 1983, Kelly arrived on 27 October 1984, and Jack made his appearance on 8 November 1985. Three children with just over two years between them? Now that sounds like hard work. 2. Don’t compare her to Charles Dickens Sharon’s publisher invited her to write a novel after the success of her autobiographies, and so ‘Revenge’ was released in 2010. Does this mean Sharon considers herself a literary great? Does it hell. She told the Guardian : “I’m never going to go down in history like Charles f***ing Dickens. That’s not what this book is about. It’s a good summer read you don’t have to think about too much.” 3. Sharon’s been on ‘Doctor Who’ Sharon has racked up quite a few TV show credits, from the talent shows she’s judged to her talk show, reality show and even ‘Celebrity Apprentice USA’. What caught my eye, though, was ‘Doctor Who’.