By Luis Mercado
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced on Monday that he will be dropping out the
Democratic presidential race.
“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
challengers and build a more just and fair country for everyone.” Booker said in an email to
supporters. “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
can join together,” he said. “I will carry this fight forward – I just won’t be doing it as a
candidate for president this year. Friend, It’s with full heart that I share this news – I’ve made
the decision to suspend my campaign for president.”
Prior to making this announcement public, Booker held a staff call at his campaign
headquarters in Newark.