New Jersey Senator Corey Booker announced his Presidential campaign, Friday. ‘Spartacus’ is one of the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination.
Wall Street Journal reports:
Mr. Booker made his campaign announcement on Twitter and in a video emailed to supporters, saying, “Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose.”
The African-American senator is the fourth Senate Democrat to launch a presidential campaign, joining Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Potential rivals such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke are considering entering the wide-open field.
While several Democrats are emphasizing their fights against Mr. Trump’s policies, Mr. Booker has stressed the need for unity among Americans who have become disillusioned with government and disconnected from their communities.
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal-justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Mr. Booker said in the video.