Will New Jersey Senator Cory Booker be on the presidential ballot in 2020? We sure hope so! The Senator spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about his plans to run for the highest office in the land.
Senator Cory Booker, 48, has constituents across the United States begging him to run for president and we think that The New Jersey Senator would be the perfect candidate. He openly accepts people of all religions, races, and sexual orientations and holds strong to his belief in giving back to the community, going so far as to live in the projects of Newark to better understand his voters’ way of life. If Sen. Booker were to run, he would present a clear choice to those who strongly disagree with Donald Trump’s policies.
While attending the Variety Power Of Women luncheon in New York City as honoree Gayle King‘s presenter, Senator Booker told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about his future plans to run for president. “Right now, we’re running from the president!” he laughed. “I think we should be right here, right now. I think a bad part about our political culture is one election is barely over and we’re already looking to the next one. The focus is today, so that’s where I am right now.” Sooo, not a yes… but definitely not a no!
Cory broke into the political spotlight as the mayor of Newark. He held the position until 2013, when he ran for and was elected as New Jersey State Senator. As mayor, Cory made headlines for reducing crime and encouraging economic growth in one of New Jersey’s poorest cities. He gained popularity for his commitment to Newark and, as senator, he campaigned heavily for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Senator Booker continued to make headlines following Donald Trump‘s election, convincing Americans to stay active and hopeful for the future, especially under the new administration has been frightening to many.
“If you’re not doing something this week for somebody else who can’t repay you, then you’re not being a good American,” he told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “For me, American greatness has always been about service to one another or service to each other, helping somebody else, making the American dream more expansive and more inclusive.” We couldn’t agree more!
Sen. Booker most recently made a drastic decision to testify against the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Donald Trump’s attorney general, becoming the first senator to testify against a colleague and increasing speculation on his future as a presidential candidate. “In the choice between standing with Senate norms or standing up for what my conscience tells me is best for our country, I will always choose conscience and country,” he told Congress. “The arc of the moral universe does not just naturally curve toward justice. We must bend it.”
Okay, Cory, we’ll see ya in 2020.
HollywoodLifers, do you hope that Cory Booker runs for president in 2020? Let us know!