Sen. Cory Booker launches “We Will Rise” 2020 presidential bid on the first day of Black History Month, joining a diverse field of Democratic candidates.
“The lines that divide us are nowhere near as strong as the ties that bind us. When we join together and work together — we will rise,” Booker says in his launch video.
Booker joins Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro and others, who have either entered the race or have formed exploratory committees.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 1, 2019
It is significant that he chose the start of Black History Month to launch his campaign. Sen. Harris launched her presidential bid on Martin Luther King Jr. Day last month. Both candidates are not afraid to put their heritage front and center in their bid for the White House.
Booker will be an interesting candidate and one I would urge people not to discount. He could go very, very far in this race.
Cory signs paperwork declaring his candidacy for president, his mom Carolyn by his side. pic.twitter.com/2KUXn4nUfN
— Matt Klapper (@mattklapper) February 1, 2019
Hey, that’s me.
And I could not be more lucky to have @just_jenna with me on this campaign. A true superstar talent (and just wait until you hear some of the others folks @CoryBooker's got on board!). https://t.co/aAPpHnBSa9
— Addisu Demissie (@ASDem) February 1, 2019
.@CoryBooker is running for president.
Here's the senator from NJ playing college football for Stanford 30 years ago pic.twitter.com/uDkvXZiRe1
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 1, 2019