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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the Democratic National Convention.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the Democratic National Convention.

Castro, Booker: Paths from City Hall in a Swiftly Changing Nation

Most of them have come from governors’ offices in the past century: The presidents of the United States. Some from the Senate. Not since Calvin Coolidge, however, has a one-time mayor of an American city become president. He came from...

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