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Sussex County Democrats Greet Sen. Cory Booker at the Annual NJ State Fair

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Senator Cory Booker and the Sussex County Democratic Committee Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Senator Cory Booker and Sussex County Democratic Committee Chair Leslie Huhn Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Senator Cory Booker and Senator Steve Oroho Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Senator Cory Booker with Democrat Assembly Candidates Kate Mattesen and Gina Trish Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Senator Cory Booker is presented with vegan cookies Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Senator Cory Booker speaks with Sussex County veteran Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen Cory Booker speaks with Sussex County veteran Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker speaks with Democratic Senate candidate Jen Hamilton and her daughters Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sen. Cory Booker at Sussex County Fair 2017 Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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AUGUSTA, NJ – Democrat Senator Cory Booker visited the Sussex County Fair on Saturday, to add words of support to recognition of Sussex County Veteran Aldo Sayer.  Upon arrival Booker was surrounded by supporter and local democrat candidates including Senate candidate Jen Hamilton and Assembly Candidates Kate Matteson and Gina Trish. 

Booker took time to take selfies with everyone who asked and gratefully received a gift of vegan cookies from a well-wisher.

“Can I trust you with these?” Booker said as he handed them to an assistant. 

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“It was great to see Senator Booker receive such a warm reception from our veterans and community,” Hamilton said.  “We appreciate his leadership and support and look forward to work with him to help move Sussex County forward.”

After all the photos were taken, Booker made his way to the tent where he was introduced by Fair Grounds Manager Gary Larson. 

“I’m going to put you on the spot senator,” Larson said.  “In your jeans, you are almost wearing appropriate attire.  It’s the jacket that is not quite fair attire.”

Booker took the podium addressing a crowd of about 75 people.

“I’m so happy to be here, almost in appropriate attire,” Booker said.  “I’m so proud that the one issue I’ve found bipartisan support is commitment and supporting those who have fought for us.”

He thanked the veterans in the audience and recognized Sen. Steve Oroho’s son who serves in the military.  Oroho was in the audience along with Sussex County Freeholder Phil Crabb and Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano.

He spoke directly to Lt Commander Aldo Sayer Ret. who served in the Navy in World War II.

“I am in awe and honor for Aldo and our veterans,” Booker said. He explained that during the congressional recess he is going to all 21 counties in New Jersey where he “makes it a point to meet with vets.”

“Only five precent of the people in the world get to say, ‘I am and American,’” Booker said. “My father told me I drink from a well of liberty and freedom that I did not dig.  I have to support those that have supported our country.”

 He concluded with words to a “song he learned in elementary school 20 or 30 miles to the east of here, ‘Let freedom ring,’ doesn’t just happen. Freedom doesn’t just happen… It is because of the hard work of some,” Booker said. 

“Today Senator Booker visited the New Jersey State Fair and paid tribute to our honored veterans,” Democrat Assembly Candidates Mattesen and Trish said. “He congratulated the growing Democratic Partin in the area.  We are grateful to have a leader in the state who cares so much about New Jersey and Sussex County.”

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