In a recent feature, The Wall Street Journal spotlighted vegan New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and revealed that his book United is slated for release in February. The story—which predicted the tome will propel Booker back into the spotlight—focused on his recent achievements such as raising $400 million for philanthropy in Newark, NJ and the positive recognition Booker received from his colleagues. Republican Utah senator Mike Lee said, “His likeability transcends a lot of platform differences,” while Ross Baker, a consultant for US senators, stated, “He could be an ideal ticket balancer” in relation to Booker’s potential as a vice-presidential pick for Hillary Clinton, adding that he’s “an influential voice in the Senate and a powerful voice for Democrats across the country.” Booker himself hopes to be elected for a second term in the Senate for 2020 and has been active in the vegan community throughout his first term. Booker’s vegan burger won the Veggie Burger Smackdown on Capitol Hill earlier this year, and the Humane Society Legislative Fund recognized him on its annual Humane Scorecard for his consistent pattern of voting in favor of animal rights. Booker—who actively tweets about veganism to his 1.6 million followers—stated, “the longer I stay, the more influence I will have.”
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