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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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HUD says 1,150 HUD federal rental assistance contracts with property owners were not renewed because of the shutdown. Another 500 agreements will expire at month's end if shutdown continues. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands Face Threat Of Eviction After HUD Contracts Expire Due To Shutdown

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Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was the nominee to become Baltimore's next police commissioner. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Latest Baltimore Police Chief Candidate Drops Bid Amid Relentless Turnover

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President Trump is expected to sign into law the farm bill Thursday. Ahead of the signing, the USDA unveiled a rule change calling for more able-bodied adults to work in exchange for food benefits. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the Trump Administration plans to tackle the issue of of lead exposure "head on." Wheeler seen here during a Senate Committee hearing in August. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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After being stalled in negotiations for months, mostly around disputes over SNAP, the farm bill the conference report has been released. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

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Joel Fitzgerald is currently the chief of police for the Fort Worth Police Department, a position he's held since 2015. He is the mayor's leading candidate to become the top cop in Baltimore. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Conference committee negotiators are getting closer to finalizing an outline of a farm bill deal. The bill has been stalled for months as House and Senate work out difference in competing bills. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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How The Midterms And Lame-Duck Session Are Pushing The Farm Bill To A Deal

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March of Our Lives Founders and entertainer Liza Koshy onstage at the MTV +1 The Vote "Election Afterparty" on Tuesday in Miami. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for MTV hide caption

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After Parkland, Young Voters Were Galvanized, Activists Vow To 'Continue To Organize'

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Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., and Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., appear at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in February. Despite leading overwhelmingly Democratic states, the two Republicans have positioned themselves well to win reelection on Tuesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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The Republicans Who Could Keep A Hold On Blue States This Year

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Mourners visit the memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh after eleven people were killed in a mass shooting last weekend. Security remains tightened as congregations prepare to celebrate Shabbat. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Jewish Leaders Encourage Americans Of All Faiths To #ShowUpForShabbat

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, alongside Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, place stones on a memorial as they pay their respects at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Visits Pittsburgh Despite Objections From Mayor, Jewish Leaders

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Protesters Descend On D.C., Urging Lawmakers To Vote Against Kavanaugh

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How The Legal Community Is Reacting To The Planned Senate Vote On Kavanaugh

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In North Carolina, Florence Fatigue Sets In

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Florence Deluge Continues In North Carolina

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