NEW JERSEY -- Today, Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey, announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Senator Booker notified supporters of his bid for president via email and through his social media channels, and released an accompanying video.
“I believe that 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,” he said in his video announcement.
Booker, the former Mayor of Newark from 2006-2013, was elected to the Senate by special election after the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg in 2013 and was re-elected to the Senate the following year. He was the first first black man to be elected to the Senate since Barack Obama in 2004.
Booker joined a presidential race in which three other Democratic senators have already announced their candidacies: Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Kamala Harris of California.
TAPintoTV today shares this video from State of Affairs with Steve Adubato when Senator Booker appeared as a guest. During this special half-hour interview, Steve Adubato and Senator Booker discussed top issues in the United States and New Jersey including federal and state taxes, immigration, legalizing marijuana, the impact of the Trump Administration, the opioid crisis, the Gateway Tunnel, and the possibility of a presidential run.