Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) suspended his 2020 Presidential bid on Monday after unsuccessful attempts to gain traction in the polls, trailing most of the Democratic candidates. These single digits numbers didn’t qualify him for the last Democratic debate as well as for the upcoming one tonight.
His campaign also has been struggling financially, and Booker decided to exit the race. “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,” he wrote in a letter.
He thanked his supporters and called on them to unite for a larger purpose. “It’s not about beating somebody else, it’s about winning this nation, which means bringing us together,” he said in an interview Monday night. He acknowledged that he wasn’t the right candidate “to get that message through.” Booker also cited impeachment among other reasons for steeping from the trail as it will be keeping him in Washington at the time of Iowa caucus.
He stated that he is going to be focused on his reelection to the Senate from now on. Booker currently enjoys favorable numbers in his home state of New Jersey that can help him keep his seat next November. “I can’t wait to get back on the campaign trail and campaign as hard as I can for whoever is the eventual nominee and for candidates up and down the ballot,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.