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Growing Up Booker

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If you follow Twitter and Facebook people seem to be more concerned with who Cory Booker is rather than some of the politics surrounding him. Booker's political life is well documented but what shaped him into the person that he is today?

It turns out that Booker was even a success story back in high school at Northern Valley Regional in Old Tappan, N.J.

Aside from being elected class president his senior year, Booker was an All-American football player during his time at Northern Valley Regional; he played on the team with some NFL greats like Emmet Smith and Rickey Watters. Coaches and teachers that are still at the school since Booker’s time there all had really great things to say about him and his successes.

Ray Ramano who was a coach for Mayor Booker’s high school football team said that his current persona started in the 80s when Booker was a football team captain and they knew he was a leader back then.

But is his successful up-bringing enough to win the upcoming Senate election? Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman chimed in on Booker’s successes and a recent poll that shows the race for New Jersey’s Senate seat may be closer than Booker’s camp may think.

She said, “The more people pay attention to the race the more they learn about Steve Lonegan and his record of cutting taxes and reducing size of government, which opposed to Cory Booker’s record in Newark, unemployment’s almost at 15%.”

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