CNN Politics on one of the many that could be running for the Democratic Presidentail nomination in 2020…..Cory Booker….
A big problem is he’d be running for his US Senate spot in 2020 also….
It won’t work running for both….
Sen. Cory Booker is on the go.
On a Friday in May, he delivers a commencement speech at Newark’s Kean University, where, after he finishes, students shout “2020!” at the New Jersey Democrat. He then quickly boards an Acela train back to Washington for votes, where he offers to buy a fellow passenger coffee. The passenger responds by asking about his 2020 plans.
Everywhere Booker goes, the subject of a 2020 presidential run follows. And in the year-and-a-half since President Donald Trump was elected, Booker has spent about half his weekends on the road, visiting most states where a Democratic senator is facing a tough re-election fight, including multiple visits to Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida, as well as stops last year in Indiana and Montana, a recent swing through Minnesota and Missouri and a trip this weekend to Virginia.
It’s his travel outside the Acela corridor, coupled with a series of legislative rollouts in the Senate, that is drawing the most attention from Democratic insiders and political observers who view his frenetic 2018 midterms schedule and policy moves as a wink-and-nod entry into the party’s shadow 2020 presidential primary.
In an interview aboard the Acela, Booker says he’ll make a decision about whether to run for president at the end of this year.
“I’m not going to play coy. I’m sure after the midterm elections, I’ll give it a look,” Booker said. “But to me, my momentum, my energy, my focus is 2018 and making sure I get re-elected in 2020.”….
“Sen. Cory Booker launched a bid for the White House in February on a message of love and unity, painting himself as an inspirational leader who would help a polarized America find common ground. Just 10 weeks later, Booker is discovering that so far love just isn’t enough,” Politico reports.
“Polling in the single digits and lagging top-tier competitors in fundraising, Booker this week sought to reboot his campaign, launching a ‘Justice For All’ two-week, national tour heavy on economic policy proposals and social justice messaging.”