UPDATED 9:30 AM PT — Friday, February 1, 2019
Senator Cory Booker is now the latest Democrat to throw his name into the crowded field of 2020 hopefuls. The New Jersey lawmaker announced his presidential bid Friday, just one day after calling other lawmakers to ask for their support for the nation’s highest office.
He and Senator Kamala Harris are already vying for the support of the Congressional Black Caucus. Booker tried to match her announcement by launching a new website, sending a personal email to supporters, and releasing a two-minute video explaining why he’s looking to run for president.
I’m running for president. Join me on this journey. https://t.co/fEDqOVIfwh pic.twitter.com/h1FTPUYRzo
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 1, 2019
Booker is joining a long list of Democrats looking to challenge President Trump.
Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to formally announce her presidential bid on February 9th.