Cory Booker Confirms He’ll Be Running For President
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker confirmed Friday he would be running for President of the United States of America. In a video uploaded to YouTube, Booker outlined why he is running, while briefly detailing what he has done as a Senator for his hometown in Newark, NJ.
I believe we can build a country where no one is forgotten. No one is left behind. Where parents can put food on the table, where there are good paying jobs, with good benefits, in every neighborhood. Where our criminal justice system keeps us safe; instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins. Where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.
Booker has received support and minor endorsements from Civil Rights Movement icon John Lewis, former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Cedric Richmond, and former President Jimmy Carter.
At 29, Booker was elected into Newark City Council, in 2006 he was elected New Jersey’s mayor for more than seven years, and in 2013, Booker was elected New Jersey Senate and re-elected in 2014 for a full six-year term.
Other Democratic candidates who’ve announced their plans to run are Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.