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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has thrown his hat into the increasingly crowded 2020 presidential race, first announcing his candidacy on the Tom Joyner Morning Show today.

He explained:

“Publicly, I wanted to come on this show, Tom, cause of what you mean to so many people in this country. I want everybody to know that I am running for president of the United States of America and just really excited to do so. We live in a nation where people are beginning to lose faith in what we can do together. Folks are feeling left out, folks are feeling left behind, and I think too many people are beginning to think that the things that are tearing us apart are stronger than the things holding us together. I’m running for president to change that, to reignite our sense of what’s possible and reignite the moral imagination of what we can become together. I believe in this nation. As difficult as our past has been we’ve always overcome. We got a better future ahead of us if we come together, work together, stand together, and I believe America and the days ahead we will rise.”

He joins a slew of Democrats who are also vying for the Democratic nomination including Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator from New York; Kamala Harris, Senator from California; Tulsi Gabbard, Rep. from Hawaii’s 2nd District; and John Delaney, former representative from Maryland’s 6th District.

Booker, who was elected to the Senate in 2013 developed a reputation while Mayor of Newark, New Jersey as a champion of the people, once responding in person to a Twitter request to shovel an elderly man’s driveway, another time saving a woman in a house fire and once even helping a constituent propose to his girlfriend.

Booker was born in Maryland, but raised in New Jersey. His parents Carolyn and Cary (who passed in 2013) were two of the first African-Americans to work in the executive ranks at IBM. Booker has an older brother, Cary.

Booker played football in high school and in college at Stanford University where he earned both a Bachelor’s in political science and a Master of Arts in Sociology. He’s also a Rhodes Scholar who ultimately earned a law degree at Yale. Booker’s political history includes being both the mayor and a city councilman in Newark, and now as the junior senator from New Jersey.

Listen to his interview with the TJMS above and tell us, do you think Booker has a good chance of earning the Democratic nomination?

 

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22 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: Cory Booker Announces Presidential Run On The TJMS [LISTEN]

  1. Ihuf-foot no need for alternative yo MAMA will do just FINE she is the PERFECT WHITE HOE I ALWAYS BEEN LOOKIN FOR.RE LITTLE LONELY WHITE BOY IT HAS BEEN PROVEN ONCE YO MAMA GOES BLACK SHE WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!!!!! WHITE THAT IS!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!

  2. As I said for you LITTLE WHITE BOY ROB IQ stands for INCOMPETENT and QUEEER!!!!!And you are ALL of THAT!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Sorry Cory but you don’t have a snow balls chance in hell in becoming the nominee much less the President. Cory has some great ideas but unfortunately his personality often comes across as angry and that connotation isn’t welcoming. As for Joe Biden….Love you and you’ve done some great things over the years….but it’s time to move aside and let younger people take over (and a woman) Kamala 2020

  4. American DNA on said:

    Lady on my job here in NJ, lives in Newark. She says that her mom worked for Cory Booker when he was Mayor. She says that her mom told her that Cory Booker was stealing money.

  5. Ihuf-foot No I don”t you LITTLE NUMBNUT but your MAMA has some of the STINKIEST P—=SY IN THE WORLD I told her she would have to DOUCH with LYE before I wpuld ever touch HER agin and SHE CRIED just LOVES THAT B/C.So the words are out of DISGUST for you and yo MAMA.WHITE DEVILS WILL ALWAYS BE DISGUSTING TO ENCOUNTER DUE TO THEIR FORKED TONGUES AND EVIL ASS GREEN BLOODED HEARTS.So SUCK THAT UP LITTLE WHITE BOY and HAVE A SHI—TY DAY.!!!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      @Chas
      **
      Don’t waste your time exchanging venom with racist, he post under several different names Jhuff, McDaddy, Butter Pecan, Hoodtechie and probably Mrknowitall. Best to ignore them/him.

    • Well I guess that speaks to the type of women you like, so allow me to introduce you to PT-STD I’m sure she has a lot in common with your type of woman

  6. I just hope that Cory doesn’t do like ALL of the others, including Obama, and only come on The Morning Show and other Black shows when they are trying to get votes. Then after the election we don’t hear or see them until the next election. Disgusting!

  7. stephanie Jones on said:

    I love Korey and Ms. Harris, they can waste their time and money running, but they will never win. Amerika is too hateful to elect another black president. President Obama, was a brilliant President, look what they put him through. They cannot defeat chump #45. I believe VP Biden is the only person set to remove #45

    • Aaaaand how many times has Ole Joe ran for president (not including 08 ) and didn’t survive the first candidate purge , Hilary in 08 push Joe out of the running BTW both he and Hilary stated that the junior senator (Obama) was UNQUALIFIDE

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      @Stephanie
      45 doesn’t need to be removed at the rate the Mueller investigation is going he will either be impeached or forced to resign before 2020. Then the real grand wizzard Mike Pence will take office.

    • Stephanie: I wonder why some people don’t think that Kamala can become the next president (and only female) president thus far? It’s time people get behind a (qualified) female, and Kamala is definitely qualified. Tons of people said Trump couldn’t and wouldn’t win…..and what do we have….Trumpster in the white house. Kamala 2020

  8. I huf foot take your WHITE ASS MOVIE AND SHUV IT UP YOUR ABORTED VENOM SPEWING SPACE YOU CALL AN A-HOLE.!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dam! Talk about anger issues do you French kiss your mother with that mouth?
      Speaking of physical contact Spartacus may have some problems with that unwanted touchy feely restroom incident with a man

  9. He shud have ANGER problems he has to deal with WHITE DEVILS like you Macdumb ASS.Go for it my brother but we have got to get that ORANGE HEAD NARACISTIC ,INGNORANT ASS out of there before there is no PRESIDENCY to fight for.Such STUPIDITY and ASS BACKWARDNESS shud never be tolerated in any administration.HAIL TO THE BOOKER(CORY BOOKER) THAT IS and GOOD LUCK ,GOD speed and PROTECT YOU for the road will be LONG AND HARD!!!!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

    • Its amazing to see the stupid childish things you black men say. I bet a dog has a higher IQ than you dummies do! Really! Doesn’t it embarrass you showing your stupidity? It should. Did you know that the average IQ of a black man is just barely higher than that deemed mentally retarded? Congratulations on that.

    • Marilyn on said:

      We need someone younger to run. Are you kidding me? Corey Booker is young, any younger and he might not qualify to run. I’m impressed with all of the Democratic candidates so far. Sen. Booker is energetic and is addressing real issues. I like his focus on civility. We need that right now.

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