United States Senator Cory Booker (D – New Jersey) announced in an email to his supporters, and through a video posted on Twitter this morning, that he was suspending his Presidential bid. In recent months Booker had been falling in the polls and had failed to qualify for the most recent debates. He says he will seek re-election to the United States Senate.
Booker cited a lack of funds needed to continue his campaign, as well as important issues facing the Senate and Congress as a whole, most notably the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Reaction to Booker’s announcement came swiftly from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who tweeted, “Cory ran a campaign based on a bold vision and an even bolder optimism. He changed the presidential race by promising to bring our nation together instead of sowing division. I know he will continue fighting every day for justice and fairness for all. I will do everything in my power to help return Cory to the U.S. Senate this November. New Jersey and our nation need his voice now more than ever.”
In addition to doing the people’s business in the U.S. Senate, Senator Booker says he will hit the campaign trail to campaign hard for whomever is the Democratic Presidential nominee.