On Thursday, October 31, Cory Booker will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate. Â Booker will join Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as the second African American in the Senate. Â He is the first African American to be elected to the United States Senate since Barack Obama. Â It will be interesting to see which committees Booker is assigned to. Â
It will also be interesting to see f Booker applies the same personal touch to his role as U.S. Senate as he did as Mayor of Newark, NJ. Â Will he tweet people directly on issues important to them and answer their questions directly? Time will tell. Â
Booker defeated Republican Steve Lonegan onÂ an Oct. 16 toÂ fill the seat of the late-Sen. Frank Lautenberg.