NJ Senator Cory Booker Announces He is Running for President

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential campaign

Cory Booker is gearing up to announce his intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020, according to a report from The Hill.

The former mayor of Newark and New Jersey senator made the announcement early Friday morning with his official campaign ad.

Booker, the Times attempts to convince its readership, is really a lot like another " pioneering" figure who successfully defeated the Republicans twice.

"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".

Booker is one of at least four USA senators vying for the right to challenge Trump, the likely Republican nominee, and one of nine Democrats who have either launched campaigns or formed exploratory committees to begin raising money and hiring staff for a presidential run. Booker also regularly interacted with constituents on Twitter.

On health care, one of the top issues for Democratic voters, Booker said he did not envision private insurance being eliminated altogether as part of a plan to expand access to health care. "Remember he was pretending he was breaking with protocol in this Senate, that he was going to release confidential emails, and I believe it was Senator [John] Cornyn of Texas, reminded him that those had already been released".

Conway, who hails from Hammonton, New Jersey, said that the former Democratic mayor of Newark should be asked "what exactly he accomplished" that qualifies him to be president.

Booker is one of several senators running for president or seriously considering it. Cory Booker, D-N.J., looks up as he takes a selfie with an attendee after speaking attends at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

Unlike some of his fellow Democrats in the ever-widening primary field, including his Senate colleague and friend Kirsten Gillibrand, Booker launched his campaign without an exploratory phase. But he bears a hopeful, optimistic demeanor that could set him apart in the crowded Democratic field and contrast well with President Donald Trump's division. "No, I'm looking to unite Americans". Instead, he served almost eight years as mayor, passing on an opportunity to lead Obama's Office of Urban Affairs in 2009, before successfully running for Senate in 2013 in a special election following the death of Sen.

He has faced criticism from Democrats for his ties to Wall Street, including a $2 million campaign contribution he accepted from the securities and investment industry during his 2014 Senate run. Last year, he said he doesn't know if he has tapped into "a winning political message or not, but I will always be talking about trying to unify this country, trying to bring us together".

"Every candidate should run on their authentic self, tell their truth, and more importantly, or most importantly, talk about their vision for the country", he said.

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