Religion News Service’s Jack Jenkins profiles Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who has done outreach to the religious left. Booker, a member of a National Baptist church, said, “I’ve studied Torah for years. Hinduism I’ve studied a lot. Islam, I’ve studied some, and I’ve been enriched by my study. But, for me, the values of my life are guided by my belief in the Bible and in Jesus.” The John C. Danforth Center’s own R. Marie Griffith said that the power of the religious left, which “went underground” after President Jimmy Carter lost re-election, has returned with the rise of figures like Booker and the Rev. William Barber II.