But when he was the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he was at the center of a water scandal that is coming back to haunt him.
ABC News reports:
For Cory Booker, water crisis awakens ghosts of past Newark water scandalMore
As a presidential candidate, Cory Booker has made environmental protections a central tenet of his social justice platform. As a United States senator, he emerged as a leading voice on the front lines of safe water for urban-dwellers.
But a growing water quality crisis gripping Newark, New Jersey, is bringing fresh attention and scrutiny of Booker’s own record when he was that city’s mayor — at a time when the water system was marred by scandal.