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BY: Mikhael Smits
Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) announced early Friday morning he was running in 2020 for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
Booker - Senator - New - Jersey - Announcement
Booker, the junior senator from New Jersey, rolled out the announcement in a glossy two-minute video. The announcement has the usual sweeping references to a country in need of "a sense of common purpose." To a soundtrack of snare drums and brass, he explains that, "in America, courage is contagious," and "no one gets left behind." The former Rhodes Scholar and Stanford varsity athlete called for Americans to come together, because "we are better when we help each other."
Some longtime constituents in Newark, New Jersey are less than thrilled at the prospect of a Booker presidency. "He's not concerned with our struggle," one resident told NJ.com. While mayor of Newark, Booker accepted $100 million from Facebook to revamp the local school system, without success.
Booker - Steps - Announcement - Field - Week
Booker took steps in the announcement to set himself apart in a Democratic field that grows by the week. Some lines...
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