Booker argued that the state's "pay-to-play" laws had been violated and that the land deals would cost the city more than million in lost revenue.
CBS is officially saying that she’s straight and TMZ reports a spokesperson saying that if Gayle was gay, she would have come out years ago. In a dramatic 2006 interview, King announced that the marriage fell apart because Bumpus was a cheater.Oprah's BFF Gayle King has been spotted on vacation in Europe with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, sparking relationship rumors. "Extra" has it from Booker's spokesperson that the two are just friends. In 2004, they encouraged Booker to meet another close pal, Senator Barack Obama.Since then, the mayor has been helping King and Winfrey with the Obama campaign. At Yale, Booker was a founding member of the Chai Society (now Shabtai), To draw attention to the problems of open-air drug dealing and associated violence, he went on a 10-day hunger strike and lived in a tent and later in a motor home near drug-dealing areas of the city.this pitted him against longtime incumbent Sharpe James.Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. and raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey, he went on to attend Stanford University where he played college football and studied sociology.Previously he served as the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship before attending Yale Law School.However, his administration imposed one-day-a-month furloughs for all non-uniformed employees from July through December 2010, as well as 2% pay cuts for managers and directors earning more than 0,000 a year.Booker gained national attention when, on December 28, 2010, a constituent used Twitter to ask him to send someone to her father's house to shovel his driveway because her elderly father was going to attempt to do it himself.On April 12, 2012, Booker saved a woman from a house fire, suffering smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his hands in the process. Booker's opponents on the council, including Ras Baraka, sought to appoint John Sharpe James, son of the former mayor, while Booker and his supporters favored Shanique Speight.Newark Fire Chief John Centanni said that Booker's actions possibly saved the woman's life. Booker attended the meeting to deal with the eventuality of the lack of a quorum or a tie vote, in which state law would allow him to cast a deciding vote.