New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is the latest to announce his run for President of the United States. Sen. Booker announced his campaign Friday (Feb. 1) morning.

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“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker declared in his announcement.


Cory Booker has been the junior United States Senator of New Jersey since 2013, he also is the first African-American U.S. Senator to represent the state. His political career also includes being the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and serving as a member of the Newark City Council from the Central Ward.

Booker’s announcement is the latest to entire the democratic field to oppose President Trump in upcoming elections. His announcement follows California Senator Kamala Harris who announced a week ago.

After his announcement, Booker took to Twitter to engage with both followers and opposers to his campaign. You can check out the interaction below.