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Like a savvy statesman, Cory Booker punctuates the first chunk of a Jimmy Fallon interview with a funny tale which endears him to The Tonight Show crowd.

We won’t give away the details, but let’s just say being elected to Congress doesn’t always stop one’s Mom from fussing over them.

Things turn serious, however, when Booker is tasked with explaining how Democrats can potentially take over Capitol Hill in November of 2018. Instead of merely worrying about which issues paint Dems in the best light or provide the best in-road to attacking President Trump’s record in the White House, the Senator’s advice reminds how gains were made on Philadelphia avenue.

Can we think of an election in which college kids turned the tide of an otherwise evenly-contested race? How about two races?

Yes we can.

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