Senator Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark who has projected an upbeat political presence at a deeply polarized time, entered the 2020 race for president on Friday, embarking on a campaign to become the second black president in American history.
Mr. Booker, in a morning email sent to supporters, drew on the spirit of the civil rights movement as he laid out his vision for a country that will “channel our common pain back into our common purpose.”
He also spoke with SiriusXM host Joe Madison about his policy priorities, plans for healthcare, Howard Schultz’s candidacy, and why he chose the first day of Black History Month to make his announcement.
Why he is running for President:
His focus on bringing people together:
On health care:
On Howard Schultz:
Full interview below:
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