Booker chose the first day of Black History Month to release a video announcing he would seek the Democratic Party's nomination, joining what is becoming a notably diverse and crowded field.
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Booker also addressed one of the key issues during the race, health care, saying he would not get rid of all private insurance even as he supports universal health care.
Conway spoke badly of Booker despite her boss Trump's numerous attacks on his 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and women in other contexts. "Remember he was pretending he was breaking with protocol in this Senate, that he was going to release confidential emails, and I believe it was Senator [John] Cornyn of Texas, reminded him that those had already been released".
Amid speculation of Booker's presidential aspirations, the New Jersey senator revealed in December 2018 he would make a decision on whether or not to launch a 2020 presidential run over the holiday season.
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The video features Booker walking through his Newark neighborhood and calling himself "the only senator who goes home to a low-income, inner-city community", adding that it was "the first community that took a chance" on him.
While Schultz, a billionaire, argued that both major political parties were broken - and he plans to spend lavishly to make his point - Booker implicitly defended the Democratic Party and its policy priorities.
Conway blasted Booker for what she sees as grandstanding - including his "Spartacus" moment when he claimed to have intentionally violated Senate protocol involving documents that reportedly proved then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh endorsed racial profiling.
Cory Booker. By Kelly Bell/shutterstockCory Booker is running for president. Booker recently described Carter as a "moral (giant) in America" and a model for "what I want my message to be in leadership".
In other corners of the Democratic Party, there is more skepticism of Booker.
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They view his big-money ties as a liability and haven't forgotten his 2012 defence of Republican Mitt Romney's venture-capital background.
Mr Booker has called for reform of the criminal justice system, affordable healthcare and the legalisation of marijuana. Instead, he served almost eight years as mayor, passing on an opportunity to lead Obama's Office of Urban Affairs in 2009, before successfully running for Senate in 2013 in a special election following the death of Sen.
It will be hard to find a more gifted orator in the 2020 Democratic field than the New Jersey senator.
"Every candidate should run on their authentic self, tell their truth, and more importantly, or most importantly, talk about their vision for the country", he said.
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