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Brakkton Booker 2016
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Brakkton Booker

Producer, Washington Desk

Brakkton Booker is a producer/reporter for NPR's political unit. He has spent most of the 2016 presidential cycle covering the race for the GOP nomination.

When he's not on the campaign trail, Booker produces pieces from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and other federal agencies for NPR News magazines including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He previously served as the network's lead producer from the Louisville campaign headquarters of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. Booker served in a similar capacity during the 2012 presidential campaign producing pieces from the Republican and Democratic National conventions as well as from President Obama's reelection site in Chicago.

In the summer of 2014, Booker took a break from the politics grind to report on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Booker earned a bachelor's degree from Howard University and is was a 2015 Kiplinger Fellow. When he's not working he enjoys discovering new brands of whiskey and playing golf.

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Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, will take over the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, at least temporarily. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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With 'Pussyhats' At Women's Marches, Headwear Sends A Defiant Message

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Groups Protest Trump's Immigration Positions Across The Country

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The Latest: Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Shooting Suspect

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Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds the Congressional Compliance Bill, which was the first bill passed by the 104th Congress after the "Republican Revolution" of 1994. Then-Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is at right. Denis Paquin/AP hide caption

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A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shows a bumper sticker reading "I am a Deplorable" at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Oct. 10. The term references comments by Hillary Clinton that suggest some Trump supporters are "deplorables." Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, shown in 2013, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the EPA. Pruitt's outspoken criticism of climate change and his close ties to the energy industry have raised concerns about his ability to lead the agency. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump's transition team circulated a survey asking for names of Department of Energy employees who attended climate change conferences. Legal experts question the new administration's motives. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been named as the next U.S. Ambassador to China. He's pictured here delivering his annual Condition of the State address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, in January. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer (L) and his rival Alexander Van der Bellen attend a post-selection TV talk with in Vienna on Dec. 4, 2016. Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer on Sunday congratulated his opponent in presidential elections after projections indicated that he had lost. Helmut Fohringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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