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Eva Longoria: Cory Booker Will Be a Future President

Actress says the Newark mayor's accessibility to his constituents is 'really mind-blowing.'

Actress Eva Longoria campaigns for Cory Booker this week in Plainfield.
Actress Eva Longoria campaigns for Cory Booker this week in Plainfield.
Actress Eva Longoria, who campaigned for Cory Booker this week before the U.S. Senate primary, said she thinks the Newark mayor will be a future president.

"I think he's going to be a future President of the United States," Longoria told "Extra" this week. "I just believe in him so much and his stance on everything."


The "Desperate Housewives" star, who made campaign stops for Booker on Monday in Plainfield and Newark, said she's impressed by the U.S. Senate hopeful's accessibility and commitment to public service.

"He’s dynamic, and he’s very personally involved in everything he does," she told "Extra." "He puts his phone number on Twitter so people can call him directly if there's a pipeline broken. The way he's accessible to his constituents is really mind-blowing."

Booker took a step closer to filling Frank Lautenberg's U.S. Senate seat by winning Tuesday's Democratic primary. Booker will face Steve Lonegan in the Oct. 16 general election.

Aman77 August 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM
If Eva Longoria, the Desperate Housewife-turned-yet-another-limosine-liberal "activist" is as good at picking future presidents as she is picking NBA star husbands, I think the Republicans have nothing to be scared of. I guess in her insulated world the fact that Booker "responds to almost every tweet" is qualification enough in her book for being commander-in-chief of the USA and leader of what's left of the free world. Considering Obama's tissue-thin resume in 2008 (other than his pigment) I guess these are what pass for qualifications in starry-eyed liberal land these days. I wish this Hollywood bajillionaires would stop thinking because we like the characters they play on the fantasy screen that we give a crap about their political views. "Shut Up And Sing."
WCaldwelldweller August 16, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Eva, shut up and act.
Baba O'Riley August 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM
To Aman77 & WCaldwelldweller: Right on! I wonder if any of the other Hollywood geniuses (Sean Penn, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin et al) will visit our fair state to lend their support?
paul smith August 16, 2013 at 10:45 PM
I'm sure Mayor Booker welcomes that endorsement as much as the Clintons welcomes Carlos Danger's name dropping...
Mick August 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Yes, Carlos Danger should endorse Booker too. Vote early and vote often!
CC August 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM
Oprah and Longoria obviously should stay OUT of politics! Just look at the mess we have now - with the President they endorsed! Look at the major cities that have failed - Detroit, Chicago, Newark and Camden to name a few.....ALL run by Democrats including Booker and look at how Corzine helped NJ!!! NOT ME .... I will take a chance and endorse/vote for Lonegan. Democrats.....ADMIT your mistakes and move on instead of deflecting for once. At least many have admitted that Obama is a REAL mistake. HE NEEDS TO WORK!
Jon Hendl August 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM
wow, such biting comments from people regarding Booker. Hopefully people listen to him speak and his views before making a decision. Oh, and hopefully they listen to the other guy as well. Vote for the smartest one people - that's how you get great leaders.
c August 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM
I will find out who running in Eva's state for senator and put my two cents in and support them. How does this make any sense? DUH.... stay in Hollywood dopey has been.
CC August 20, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Jon, with all due respect - I thought the PEOPLE DID listen to a guy speak and DID vote for the guy they THOUGHT WAS THE SMARTEST ONE. His name is Obama!!!!!! I rest my case! I will vote for Lonegan any day and take my chances.
Jarhead August 21, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Anyone that votes because of an endorsement from the brain dead hollywood elite shouldn't have to pass a voter ID test. They should have pass a voter IQ test! Longoria's chest size is higher than her IQ.

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