Cory Booker pulled the plug on his long-shot campaign for president Monday, meaning the Democratic 2020 field is now almost entirely comprised of white candidates.
The New Jersey senator, who struggled to raise cash and slumped in the polls, made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.
“Today, I am suspending my campaign for president with the same spirit with which it began,” Booker said in the video. “It is my faith in us, my faith in us together as a nation that we share common pain and common problems that can only be solved with a common purpose and a sense of common cause.”
The 50-year-old Garden State lawmaker added he’s itching to “recommit myself to the work.”
“I can’t wait to get back on the campaign trail and campaign as hard as I can for whoever is the eventual nominee,” Booker said. Booker’s also expected to mount a reelection bid for his Senate seat in 2020.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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