Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced Monday he is officially dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
While Booker was recognized as a rising leader in the Democratic party, he struggled to gain support in the 2020 race. Recently, he focused his campaign on the lack of diversity in the Democratic party. Following Kamala Harris’ departure from the campaign, Booker said the race had “more billionaires than black people”
Cory Booker’s impact on the Democratic Primary
- Cory Booker called out frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden following Biden’s comments on segregationist senators, and Biden’s history of using President Obama to gain support during the election.
- Booker also called out Biden over the legalization of recreational marijuana. During the November debate, Booker argued, “marijuana in our country is already legal for privileged people”
- Booker failed to qualify for the December debate. Booker issued an open letter asking the Democratic National Committee to lower the restrictions for upcoming debates.
Cory Booker vs Progressive Standards
The Democratic is moving to more progressive values, Booker had a lot to prove. Booker had a lot to prove. During the 2014 election, he was the largest recipient of money from Wall Street, he was considered a partner with Silicon Valley and the pharmaceutical companies.
Via an email to his supporters, Cory booker said, “I will be doing everything in my power to elect the eventual Democratic nominee for president, whomever that may be, and to elect great Democrats to the Senate and up and down the ballot. 2020 is the most important election of our lifetimes — we have to beat Donald Trump … but beating Trump is the floor, not the ceiling.”
Cory Booker’s Reelection
- Cory Booker is up for re-election for his New Jersey senate seat in 2020.