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Cory Booker is a 49-year-old Democratic New Jersey Senator. He announced his 2020 Presidential campaign February 1, 2019. Booker has retained his seat as a New Jersey State Senator since 2013. Booker was also the 38th Mayor of Newark, 20 miles north of his hometown of Harrington Park, New Jersey, before earning a spot in the Senate.
Like almost every Democratic candidate, Booker draws support from many of the same groups as his competitors. Based on his running policies and previous stances, the following voters are the most common Booker-supporters:
Of the potential Presidential candidates, sportsbook betting odds are indicating that Booker has a chance of opposing Trump in the 2020 election, but the road there is not the easiest. Booker is not one of the Democrats betting favorites, per se, but has much more favorable odds than several other candidates that have officially thrown their hat in the ring.
Cory Booker has actively spoken about his policies, the feasibility of them, and his plan of action which have helped his odds.
Overall, Booker’s odds to win the Democratic Nomination have not dripped extremely low comparatively, but that doesn’t mean that they’re that spectacular. While still considered a contender in the race, oddsmakers are telling us that he is not a top candidate as of now. Booker’s odds are better than candidates like Amy Klobuchar and Julian Castro, but still trail favorites like Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden.
Cory Booker has been trending in the middle of the Democratic field for almost the entire campaign season to date, and while he’s not stood out in any of the debates, he’s still got much better betting odds than about half of the DNC hopefuls. If you want to bet on Booker, you can do so at any site that hosts US political wagering.
However, you may want to place your bets sooner rather than later, because whenever the Democrat field shrinks, if Booker’s still standing, his payouts will be diminished considerably. To maximize your bankroll, Cory Booker futures odds are the way to go for this candidate.
Despite appearing in the top ten amongst Democratic hopefuls, Booker actually has pretty weak odds entering 2020, trailing behind the Democratic Party’s frontrunning candidates. Booker is not only struggling to beat out candidates like Warren, Biden, and Sanders, but he is also sitting behind second-tier candidates like Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, and Kamala Harris.
Luckily for Booker, odds can switch drastically for candidates, so there is still time for the New Jersey-native to gain some ground.
Since Booker is not a top polling Democratic candidate, his numbers on prediction markets reflect that. Right now, Predictwise gives Booker a 1% chance of taking the Democratic nomination, tying other candidates like Beto O’Rourke and Amy Klobuchar.
In reality, based on these numbers, Booker only beats out Julian Castro’s 0% chances. While these numbers are volatile, Warren (46%) increases her lead almost daily, given Booker little chance to make a comeback so late in 2019.
A recent survey of the Democratic electorate hinted at who Joe Biden will select as his Vice Presidential running mate. And although all 2020
I’m a big believer that if America, if this country hasn’t broken your heart, then you don’t love her enough. Because there’s things that are savagely wrong in this country. – Cory Booker
Booker’s running campaign policies gravitate on the idea of providing Baby Bonds, Criminal Justice Reform, Fight Climate Change, create a Federal Jobs Guarantee, stop Anti-Competitive Hiring Practices & Monopolies, create a Refundable Housing Credit Program. Booker has publicly supported Women’s Rights, Same-Sex Marriage, Single-Payer Healthcare, Medicare for All, and Affirmative Action. While Booker has yet to detail how exactly he proposes to provide these services and implement these goals, at the time of this writing his campaign website carried no details on any Presidential campaign running policies.
Looking at previous policies that Cory Booker supported and disapproved of allows us to get a better idea of Booker’s political views, policy stance, where his ideas are aligned, and so on. In 2011, Booker endorsed federal spending cuts and in 2012, was scorned by fellow Democrats when the then-Mayor of Newark verbally attacked the Obama campaign for its attacks on private equity and candidate rival Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. Booker has a history of supporting long-term Deficit Reductions, increased Funding for Education, and Cap and Trade Taxation.
In 2017, Booker worked with Senator Tim Scott to make opportunity zones within the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs act. That same year, Booker introduced a bill to combat mass wealth inequality by restoring the 2009 estate tax law. Booker also supported Senator Bernie Sanders to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Booker began his working career as a Staff Attorney for the Urban Justice Center in New York. Booker also worked as a Program Coordinator of the Newark Youth Project. In 1998, Booker began his political career by running for a seat on the Municipal Council of Newark.
Later in 2006, Booker won a seat as Mayor of Newark after one failed attempt in the election cycle before. Booker remained as Mayor until 2013. In 2013, Booker ran for the US Senate and won a seat as a New Jersey Senator and has served as New Jersey’s Senator since then.
Booker sits on several committees including the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security, the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, the Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development, the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, and the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy. Booker is also a member of two caucuses, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.
Booker went to Stanford University and in 1991 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford in 1992. Booker then attended to the Queen’s College, Oxford after being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and earned himself a Master of Arts honors degree in United States History in 1994. Booker then attended Yale Law School and earned his Juris Doctor (JD) in 1997.
While at Stanford, Booker operated the Bridge Peer Counseling Center which was a student-run crisis hotline. Booker also operated free legal clinics in New Haven, CT during his time at Yale, he also founded the Chai Society while there. Booker was also active in the National Black Law Students Association and was a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Booker also worked as a private lawyer at a non-profit in Newark where he later decided to continue his community work by dedicated pro-bono legal services to ex-convicts. Booker also launched the Fatherhood Center and during his campaign for Mayor of Newark in 2006, founded the non-profit Newark Now.
Booker has publicly supported state-regulated gambling, online gambling, and gambling expansion in the form of sports betting. Being a Senator from New Jersey with a pro-gambling stance comes as no surprise since the state was one of the pioneers in the fight against PASPA and took their case all the way to the Supreme Court to have PASPA repealed at the federal level. Booker has been noted to want to bring gambling to the light, to regulate, and properly tax it to the benefit of residents in the state.
Booker’s support for gambling is even more prevalent since the DOJ was recently asked to revisit the 1961 Federal Wire Act and its stance made in 2011 regarding the limitations of online gambling. A letter was written in part by Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, two Democratic new jersey Senators, along with several Republican and Democratic Representatives urging the DOJ to keep their 2011 stance which allowed states to operate interstate online gambling for casinos and poker.
No matter which sportsbook is used, a bet placed on Booker could lead to a big payout if he wins. However, his chances of winning are all longshots.
Right now, if a $100 bet was made on Bovada for Booker winning the Democratic nomination, it would be worth $4,000. A bet on him winning the 2020 presidential election would equate to $6,000.
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