As the world continues to wait and see if Cardi B/Offset are really reuniting, New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker is ready for a serious run at president. The popular politician has announced plans to take over the White House in 2020.
This week, Booker released a video statement announcing his intent on becoming the next president of the United States.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker on Friday said he will be running for president in 2020 and touted a theme of “together” to unite the country. Mr. Booker, who took office in 2013, said his campaign stresses American collectiveness in an era of division. “I grew up knowing the only way we can make change is when people come together,” he says in a video message. The New Jersey senator took a subtle hit at President Trump by referencing the controversial family separation policy on the U.S.-Mexican border that drew ire over the summer. (Washington Times)
Booker’s headline-generating announcements comes on the first day of Black History Month.
Due to a recent New Jersey law, Booker will be allowed to run for re-election in the U.S. Senate while running for president in 2020. Booker has $4.1 million left in his campaign coffers that could also be used to assist his presidential run. A prominent Booker supporter, San Francisco attorney Steve Phillips, says he is working on millions of dollars in committed donations to a so-called super PAC that would boost the senator’s candidacy, but Booker’s campaign is openly against super PACs playing any role in the presidential race. (ABC 13)
The announcement comes days after former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz revealed his interest making a presidential run.
— SOHH (@sohh) January 28, 2019
Vanity projects that help destroy democracy are disgusting. If he enters the race, I will start a Starbucks boycott because I’m not giving a penny that will end up in the election coffers of a guy who will help Trump win. https://t.co/epUYVrcEg8
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) January 26, 2019
I’m an American political historian and I can assure you that the only thing you’ll accomplish by running for president as a centrist independent is helping re-elect Donald Trump.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 28, 2019
Last month, Senator Kamala Harris announced her intent to run for president.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2019