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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced today he is ending his 2020 presidential campaign saying, on Twitter, “It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’m suspending my campaign for president.”
Now that Senator Booker is out of the race for the presidency it leaves only former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who has been largely invisible so far on the campaign trail, as the lone Black person running for president. Successful entrepreneur Andrew Yang is the only other person of color in the race.
In an email, Senator Booker addressed to his supporters why he was ending his campaign:
“Nearly one year ago, I got in the race for president because 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. I’ve always believed that. I still believe that. I’m proud I never compromised my faith in these principles during this campaign to score political points or tear down others. And maybe I’m stubborn, but I’ll never abandon my faith in what we can accomplish when we join together. I will carry this fight forward — I just won’t be doing it as a candidate for president this year. Friend, it’s with a full heart that I share this news — I’ve made the decision to suspend my campaign for president.”
Booker also said, “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. Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington.”
Source of original article: Black Star News (www.blackstarnews.com).
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