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Sen. Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden

Posted: 4:29 AM, Mar 09, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-09 11:08:44-04
Sen. Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden

Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Booker made his announcement in a tweet early Monday morning.

"The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose. @JoeBiden won't only win - he'll show there's more that unites us than divides us. He'll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges. That's why I'm proud to endorse Joe," Booker tweeted.

Booker's endorsement is the latest boost in momentum for Biden's campaign, which has taken off since the former vice president's win in the South Carolina primary. Since that win, Biden racked up big wins in Super Tuesday primaries and picked up major endorsements from moderate candidates like Booker, Mike Bloomberg, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg.

Biden currently holds a slight delegate lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), with 664 delegates to Sanders' 573.

Booker previously sought the Democratic presidential nomination and appeared in a number of debates, but dropped out prior to the Iowa caucuses.