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Cory Booker: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

Cory Booker at his 2020 campaign announcement in Newark, N.J.
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Democrat Cory Booker is a New Jersey senator known for his soaring oratory and optimistic views — his speeches are peppered with lines about love and compassion. The former mayor of Newark lived in one of the city's most distressed buildings until 2006 in a show of defiance against the landlord and the city.

Elizabeth Warren: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

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Democrat Elizabeth Warren is a Massachusetts senator known for her consumer advocacy and efforts to weaken big financial institutions. Her brainchild, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was created in 2011.