Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Booker, a former mayor of Newark, New Jersey's largest city, won a special Senate election in 2013 to replace Sen.

"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".

In the announcement video, Booker detailed how his family had difficulty being able to buy a home in they neighborhood they wanted to live in until a group of white attorneys, who were inspired by the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, made a decision to help black families beat housing discrimination. Cory Booker on Friday morning declared his candidacy for president. Booker is expected to head to Iowa Feb. 8 and 9, to SC on Feb. 10 and 11, and then to New Hampshire over President's Day weekend.

Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., another 2020 Democratic candidate, confer the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh previous year.

The New Jersey senator joins a crowded Democratic field that includes former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, former Rep. John Delaney, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen.

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Mr Booker has called for reform of the criminal justice system, affordable healthcare and the legalisation of marijuana. But he has also emerged as a passionate interrogator of President Donald Trump's nominees - including Justice Brett Kavanaugh, at whose confirmation hearing Booker memorably unloaded in a heated "Spartacus moment". McCain interjected by saying that SNL parodies tend to become a reality, emphasizing their parody of her father's former 2008 presidential running mate Sarah Palin: "there's a power in that as well".

Since Trump came to office in January 2017, Democrats have tried to challenge him on his immigration agenda and demands for a wall on the US-Mexico border. 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.

Other noted Democrats who have thrown their hat in the ring include California Sen.

Booker declares his goal to build an America "where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride", a suggestion that political leaders should be members of minority groups, in order to build the pride of such minorities - especially African-Americans.

"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.

Booker's prospects appear less impressive than some of his other Senate colleagues getting into the race.

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