Gubernatorial candidate, NAACP president and now matchmaker. Maryland’s own Ben Jealous got a shout out from Sen. Cory Booker this week for his role in introducing the lawmaker to his new girlfriend, actor and activist Rosario Dawson.
Booker, of New Jersey, said this week that he met Dawson at a fundraiser for Jealous while he was campaigning to be Maryland's Democratic nominee for governor. Booker endorsed Jealous for governor in 2017.
Dawson, who has endorsed various campaigns over the years, confirmed in early March that the two were dating. Booker spilled more details about how the couple met during a CNN town hall meeting Wednesday in Orangeburg, S.C.
“I have an incredible girlfriend,” Booker said at the event. "She is just simply amazing and I am hopeful, as is my mother.”
When Booker was first introduced to Dawson at Jealous’ fundraiser, he said she “didn’t give me the time of day.”