Another 2020 Candidate Calls It Quits

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is out
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2020 10:19 AM CST
Cory Booker Drops Out of 2020 Race
Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, speaks during a campaign event on Thursday in North Liberty, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Democratic field got smaller again on Monday: Cory Booker is out. The New Jersey senator, who has struggled in the polls and with fundraising, told supporters that he's suspending his campaign, reports Politico. Booker said his campaign just didn't have the money to "scale up and continue building a campaign that can win," per the Washington Post. Booker's exit means the Democratic field has lost another person of color. Tuesday's debate in Iowa, for example, will feature six candidates, all of them white.

"I believed to my core that the answer to the common pain Americans are feeling right now, the answer to Donald Trump's hatred and division, is to reignite our spirit of common purpose to take on our biggest challenges and build a more just and fair country for everyone," Booker wrote in his email to supporters. "I still believe that," he added. "I will carry this fight forward—I just won't be doing it as a candidate for president this year." (Read more Cory Booker 2020 stories.)

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