Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President

02 February, 2019, 03:26 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Cory Booker on Capitol Hill
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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has announced he is running for USA president in 2020, joining a growing field of high-profile Democrats hoping to take on Donald Trump.

"In America, we have a common pain, but what we're lacking is a sense of common objective", Booker begins in his announcement video.

"Join me on this journey", Booker said in a tweet sharing the video.

During an interview with "Fox and Friends" on Friday, Conway questioned what was wrong with the female candidates who have already announced their presidential bids. Booker also regularly interacted with constituents on Twitter.

"I think the moment that he gets in, you're going to see activists, party folks coming out of the woodwork for him fairly quickly", said Brady Quirk-Garvan, the chair of the Charleston County Democrats in SC.

During a trip to Georgia in January, former President Jimmy Carter told Booker he hoped he runs for president, a moment captured by the senator on his Instagram story, in which he thanked Carter and said, "You encouraging me means more to me than you can imagine".

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

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Sen. Cory Booker taking a photo with a voter in Nashua, N.H., in December 2018. Recently Booker worked closely with Republicans to advance bipartisan criminal justice reform policy. Striking a defiant tone, the Senate Judiciary Committee member threatened during a hearing to release a pre-cleared email regarding Kavanaugh's views about racial profiling while an aide to President George W. Bush. Booker is the second black candidate in the increasingly large and diverse 2020 Democratic primary field. His campaign said they would not support super PACs spending money on his behalf, however the campaign can not actually prevent outside groups from making independent expenditures. Now Sen. Booker is aiming to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

While he has been overshadowed nationally in recent weeks as Democrats including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA, who've already thrown their hats into the race for the 2020 nomination. Sen.

"People in America are losing faith that this nation will work for them", Booker said.

"I think a lot of folks are beginning to feel that the forces that are tearing us apart in this country are stronger than the forces that tie us together". "I imagine that the crowded Democratic field of presidential aspirants will be attacking each other's records or lack thereof, so we'll be sitting back with copious bowls of popcorn watching that". "What he did when he chose to take on an incumbent mayor, I think he's driven more by faith and goal than politics".

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