Cory Booker Ends His 2020 Presidential Bid: ‘It Was a Difficult Decision’

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is no longer running for his party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

Ending his presidential bid on Monday, Booker said in a press release, “It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory.”

The New Jersey Democrat continued to note that his campaign didn’t have enough funds to continue, and cited the difficulty to raise enough, as he wouldn’t have been of the debate stage on Tuesday in Iowa.

“I’m proud of the ideas we brought to this Democratic primary and, more importantly, the values we championed throughout — that the only way we make progress is by bringing people together — even when we were told that our approach couldn’t win. Because our values must always be our values, even when that’s not convenient.”

In a message to his supporters and campaign, Booker wrote, “I’m so grateful to the supporters who invested time, money, and resources into building this organization. I’m forever indebted to you and your activism.”

“We know beating Donald Trump is the floor, not the ceiling,” Booker is heard saying in his “Thank You” video released with his announcement.

Watch the video below:

Booker vowed to do “everything in [his] power to elect the eventual Democratic nominee for president.”

“We may have not reached our ultimate goal, but over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many incredible, inspiring, engaged people all over this country, and I am more confident now than ever that together we will rise,” Booker concluded his statement.

Now, there are 12 Democrats who are still vying for the party’s nomination. The next Democratic debate will be on Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

Published in IJR

Responses

  1. Ending his presidential bid on Monday, Booker said in a press release, “It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory.”
    That’s funny, it wasn’t that hard of a decision for us. You never had a chance. Continue if you thought you had a chance? That means you should have never even tried and then most of us would still not have a clue who you are.

  2. Not for us! We knew he was a loser and would drop out. Now if we can get all the rest of them to drop out!

  3. Cory was running? You got to be kidding. He was horrible in Newark and Nj as mayor and senator. Think he ran so he could write another dumb book!

  4. Funny the party for blacks, women, and minority’s. We see how they follow what they preach. TWO Old WHITE are on the top. Don’t you just love these demwites. Do as I say not as I do.

    1. Being FOR equal rights for Gays, Women and Minorities is not exclusive to gay, minority or female candidates. I have only been a registered Democrat for 11 years but have never once been encouraged to vote for a candidate based on their race. In SC, 59% of Whites are Republicans and 23% are Democrats. 78% of Blacks in SC are Democrats and 7% Republican. Cory Booker was polling at 2% of those Democrats. Only they know the reasons for their choice–perhaps they just did not want to give R’s the opportunity to treat Cory or Kamala as you did Obama or Clinton. That treatment is well documented for history to judge you.

    1. Well, that’s interesting. The guy who claims to know everything does not know who the junior. U.S. Senator from New Jersey is. One would have imagined your paths would have crossed at Stanford, Oxford or Yale.

    2. He was a nobody who thought he was a somebody… Nothing here, move on… LOL

Comments are closed.