New Jersey’s Cory Booker Announces Presidential Campaign
Hey, New Jersey! One of our own is running for president.
It was just announced this morning that Senator Corey Booker, the former Mayor of Newark, has just entered the 2020 Presidential race. He is hoping to become our nation's 2nd black president.
Booker will embark on the journey to the White House through a Democratic primary campaign.
And with him in the mix, so far this field has some of the most diverse group of candidates in American history. The Democrats now have two black contenders - Corey Booker and Senator Kamala Harris. There are also four women in the running; Ms. Harris, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Tulsi Gabbard.
Booker announced his presidential bid on the first day of Black History Month which spoke volumes and set the tone for his campaign.
In a video he released this morning, Booker said, "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.”