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U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Gov. Phil Murphy during the 2017 gubernatorial campaign. Photo courtesy of Murphy for Governor.

Murphy endorses Booker presidential bid

‘He’ll make an amazing president’

By David Wildstein, February 01 2019 1:10 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy has endorsed Cory Booker for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“Cory Booker ran toward the toughest problems and has fought to build a more just and fair nation for everyone, from his days on the Newark City Council, as mayor, and as a U.S. Senator. He’ll make an amazing President,” Murphy said in a tweet this morning.

Murphy’s endorsement comes one year before he is scheduled to assume the chairmanship of the Democratic Governor’s Association.  One Democratic governors are mulling bid for the presidency: Jay Inslee of Washington.

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