Cory Booker Clams Up to Fit in With New Senate Friends

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NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Newark Mayor and newly-elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker arrives to preside over marriages of gay, lesbian and straight couples at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Same-sex couples were allowed to legally wed at 12:01 am on Monday across New Jersey, making the state the 14th to allow same-sex marriages. Following Friday's ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Mayor Cory A. Booker will marry seven gay, lesbian, and straight couples at City Hall in Newark on Monday morning. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

No, it isn't your imagination – we've definitely been seeing less of Cory Booker since he was elected senator. While the former Newark mayor remains an avid tweeter, Politico reports he's purposely keeping a low profile to avoid accusations of showboating. "He’ll be extremely selective about who he wants to talk with. He wants to come in and strike the right notes," an aide said. "What goes into creating success [in the Senate] is a very, very different sort of equation than what happened in Newark." It appears the new equation involves avoiding Meeting the Press, asking Senator Chuck Schumer for advice, and pretending to laugh at Joe Biden's jokes.