Sen. Cory Booker Announces Presidential Run

Jordan Kirkland - February 1st, 2019

On Friday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced that he will be entering the 2020 presidential race, becoming the eighth Democrat to declare.

Booker, 49, is the youngest among his Senate colleagues in the race. He also served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

His announcement comes on the first day of of Black History Month, a nod to his heritage and background.

"The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend our country, and those who linked arms to challenge and change it," Booker narrates in a video released on Friday morning.

 

As Newark mayor, Booker promised to make the city prosperous and safer Unfortunately, Booker's tenure fell flat. It's unclear how Booker's record as mayor will play in the Democratic primary or beyond. Certainly, candidates will try to use this against him.

 

Booker's claim to fame came in 2018, when he had his "Spartacus moment" during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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