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Booker wins mayor of Newark

Cory Booker, a 37-year-old former Stanford All-American football player and Rhodes/Yale Law School graduate won the mayorship of Newark, NJ yesterday. This guy is a future star in politics, with his optimistic, outgoing, and well-liked ways. (Read a great Stanford Alumni piece on his story)

However, I would have never even heard of this guy if it weren't for the Academy-Award nominated documentary, Street Fight, about Booker's ultimately unsuccessful 2002 run against 16-year incumbent Sharpe James for mayor of Newark, New Jersey. The movie thrusts you into the middle of the heated, often dirty, race for mayor.

Check the list of screenings to see if it's coming to your city. It's a must-see for all who enjoy documentaries.

posted by Michael Tavani @ 11:08 AM |


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