Booker made $500K in 2013, mostly from speeches

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker made more than half a million dollars in 2013 and donated $440,000 in cash, property and stock to charity, according to new tax returns released by his campaign.

The documents released Monday show the Democrat made $540,341 last year through a combination of his salaries as senator, Newark mayor and speaking fees.

He donated more than $440,000, including a property he gave away to the Newark Now Financial Empowerment Center for $1.

Booker has now released 16 years’ worth of returns. His campaign is challenging his opponent, Republican Jeff Bell, to do the same.

In July, Bell released tax returns that showed he and his wife had an income of $341,000 in 2013.

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