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Cory Booker on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights. (Oct 2013)
Cory Booker on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Paying your fair share isn't class warfare, it's patriotism. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed Gov. Christie's property tax agenda. (Jun 2012)
  • Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring. (Dec 2011)
  • Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes. (Feb 2008)
Cory Booker on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports gay marriage: We are all equal under the law. (Oct 2013)
  • African-Americans & gays should both be equal under the law. (Oct 2013)
  • MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years. (Aug 2013)
  • Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming. (Jun 2010)
  • Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally. (Apr 1992)
  • Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago. (Apr 1992)
Cory Booker on Corporations
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  • Corporate campaign donors also helped rebuild Newark. (Dec 2012)
  • Predatory lending & unchecked avarice destabilized economy. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance. (Mar 2011)
Cory Booker on Crime
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  • Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism. (Aug 2013)
  • Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!". (Dec 2012)
  • Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment. (Dec 2012)
  • $1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery. (Dec 2010)
  • Launch Fatherhood Center and pro-bono legal help for ex-cons. (Sep 2010)
  • Police overhaul to change cronyism, favoritism, and cynicism. (Sep 2010)
  • Applied "broken windows theory" in Newark policing. (Sep 2010)
  • ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders. (Feb 2010)
Cory Booker on Drugs
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  • The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana. (Jul 2012)
  • Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager. (Sep 2010)
  • Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession. (Feb 2009)
Cory Booker on Education
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  • Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats. (Aug 2013)
  • Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis. (Dec 2012)
  • Arranged $100M school grant from Facebook founder Zuckerberg. (Jun 2012)
  • 2010: Appointed to oversee $100M donation to Newark schools. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: $100M gift to Newark schools was a publicity sellout. (Feb 2011)
  • Supervises Newark schools by gubernatorial appointment. (Feb 2011)
  • $120 million for "Teachers Village" where educators live. (Sep 2010)
  • Founded the Newark Charter School Fund. (Feb 2010)
  • Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools. (May 2009)
  • Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities. (Feb 2001)
Cory Booker on Energy & Oil
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  • Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax. (Aug 2013)
  • Weatherize of 450 homes; free for seniors. (Feb 2010)
  • Create green economy with lower carbon output. (Nov 2008)
Cory Booker on Environment
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  • Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat. (Sep 2010)
  • Work with Urban Environmental Institute on solar technology. (Feb 2010)
  • Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth. (Feb 2009)
Cory Booker on Families & Children
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Cory Booker on Foreign Policy
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Cory Booker on Free Trade
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  • China is engaging in unfair trade practices. (Aug 2013)
Cory Booker on Government Reform
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Cory Booker on Gun Control
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  • Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state. (Oct 2011)
  • Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws. (Oct 2011)
Cory Booker on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare needs to be improved, but is helping people now. (Oct 2013)
  • Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer. (Aug 2013)
  • We need a national solution and also local solutions. (Feb 2009)
  • Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers. (Feb 2009)
Cory Booker on Homeland Security
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  • Incentives to train & hire troops returning home. (Sep 2012)
Cory Booker on Immigration
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  • Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America. (Dec 2010)
  • Against involving city police in immigration matters. (Aug 2007)
Cory Booker on Jobs
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  • 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live. (Aug 2013)
  • Passed laws on prevailing wage & large-scale firings. (Feb 2008)
Cory Booker on Principles & Values
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  • First African-American senator from New Jersey. (Oct 2013)
  • Money to cities is ok: we're one state with one destiny. (Oct 2013)
  • Vegetarian, non-smoker, non-drinker, but over-eater. (Dec 2012)
  • I believe in Newark as the city of opportunity. (Feb 2008)
Cory Booker on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cory Booker on Tax Reform
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  • Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough. (Jul 2011)
  • One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget. (Feb 2010)
Cory Booker on Technology
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  • Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment. (Sep 2012)
Cory Booker on War & Peace
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  • Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort. (Aug 2013)
  • We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses. (Aug 2008)
Cory Booker on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants. (Dec 2012)
  • Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit. (Feb 2008)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
First African-American senator from New Jersey: Favors topic 2
Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally: Opposes topic 2
Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: We are all equal under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
African-Americans & gays should both be equal under the law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare needs to be improved, but is helping people now: Strongly Favors topic 5
Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer: Favors topic 5
We need a national solution and also local solutions: Favors topic 5
Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats: Strongly Favors topic 7
Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis: Favors topic 7
Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools: Favors topic 7
Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment: Opposes topic 8
Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!": Favors topic 9
Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment: Favors topic 9
Launch Fatherhood Center and pro-bono legal help for ex-cons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Applied "broken windows theory" in Newark policing: Favors topic 9
ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
$1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring: Opposes topic 11
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 11
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes: Opposes topic 11
Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
China is engaging in unfair trade practices: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Incentives to train & hire troops returning home: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort: Favors topic 17
We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax: Neutral on topic 18
Create green economy with lower carbon output: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager: Favors topic 19
Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 20
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 20

Cory Booker is a Progressive Libertarian.
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