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U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Booker drops out of presidential race

New Jersey senator ends bid for Democratic nomination

By David Wildstein, January 13 2020 11:00 am

Cory Booker has ended his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after failing to qualify for a second debate, floundering poll numbers and fundraising difficulties.

Booker is expected to seek re-election to the United States Senate instead.

“Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington,” Booker said.

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