U.S. Sen. Cory Booker earned another $325,000 last year from sales of his book.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s book royalties have hit a pretty lofty milestone.
Booker received $325,000 in royalties last year from his book, “United,” bringing his total to more than $1 million, according to financial disclosure reports filed with the Senate.
He also received $325,000 in royalties in 2016 and $400,000 in 2015 for the book, which focused on the lessons he had learned as a community activist, Newark mayor and U.S. senator.
Booker, D-N.J., had received an extension of the May 15 filing deadline.
The richest N.J. Congress members, ranked
Overall, Booker reported at least $600,000 in assets, which placed him as the seventh richest member of the state’s congressional delegation. His biggest holding is a money market fund valued at a minimum of $250,000. Lawmakers report their holdings in broad ranges.
Booker is mentioned as a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and is scheduled to speak in Iowa and South Carolina, site of early contests, next month.
He stood out among the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during its confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He released documents that a Republican lawyer sought to keep from the public, and said he would welcome efforts to sanction him.
Many of those documents had been cleared for release by the lawyer, Bill Burck, before Booker released them, but the committee itself had not made them public.
The wealthiest lawmaker from the state was Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd Dist., a former insurance company executive, with a net worth of at least $32 million.
Rep. Albio Sires, D-8th Dist., reported the lowest net worth, assets of just $15,000, all in a joint checking account. He also had a state pension of $38,000.
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