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U.S. Senator Cory Booker campaigns in Nevada in 2019. Photo courtesy of Cory 2020.

Booker adds endorsements in three states

Rising star in Wisconsin legislature is goes for Booker

By David Wildstein, August 20 2019 11:36 am

Cory Booker has picked up some decent endorsements over the last two days as he pursues the Democratic nomination for President.

In Georgia, Booker was endorsed by State Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah), the Chairman Emeritus of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, and State Rep. David Dreyer (D-Atlanta).

On Monday, Wisconsin State Rep. David Crowley (D-Milwaukee) announced that he was endorsing Booker, becoming the  first Wisconsin state legislator to take sides in the 2020 presidential contest.  Before winning office in 2018, the 33-year-old Democrat was a political operative who served as African American base vote director for Russ Feingold’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Patricia Gallimore, the former president of the Reno-Sparks NAACP, said on Monday that she would support Booker in the Nevada Caucuses, one of the early states on the presidential campaign calendar.

“Now more than ever we need someone who will speak truth to power, who will fight for our communities and who can bring our country together — and Cory Booker has shown us he will do just that,” said Gallimore. “As someone who has been fighting on the frontlines of criminal justice reform, I’m deeply inspired by Cory’s work and commitment to bring justice for all. Cory has the core values for being a leader and a president for the people. Those values are what’s needed to be a good president of the United States of America and I’m proud to support Cory.”

Booker will be in Iowa on Wednesday to address the Iowa Federation of Labor Conference.  He has the support of Marcia Nicholas, the former AFSCME Council 61 political director.

A CNN national poll has Booker at 2%.

Joe Biden leads Bernie Sanders by a 29%-15% margin, with Elizabeth Warren at 14%.  Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg are at 5%, followed by Beto O’Rourke at 3%.

Biden leads Warren, 25%-15%, in a Gravis poll of Nevada Democratic caucus voters, with Sanders at 10%, Harris at 9%, Tom Steyer at 6%, Buttigieg at 5%, and Booker at 3%.

In a Colorado poll conducted by Emerson College, Booker is at 2%.  Sanders (26%) and Biden (25%) are statistically tied, with Warren at 29% and Harris at 13%.

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