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U.S. Senator Cory Booker, left, campaigns in 2009 with Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, President Barack Obama and Gov. Jon Corzine. Photo courtesy of Corzine '09.

Biden ends Booker VP hopes

By David Wildstein, March 15 2020 10:33 pm

Joe Biden says he’ll pick a woman as his running mate, essentially ending speculation that Cory Booker could wind up as a vice presidential candidate if Biden wins the Democratic nomination for president.

In turn, that puts a stop to talk that Booker would drop his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate to concentrate on a national campaign.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman mentioned five women as potential VP candidates: Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida) and Teri Sewell (D-Alabama), and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

“It’s not like we don’t have a lot of options,” Coleman told the New Jersey Globe during a telephone interview last week.  “A woman of color, or a person of color, would be an asset.”

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