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NJ Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run

HeadlineFeb 01, 2019

And New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has announced he will run for president in 2020. Booker was the mayor of Newark before becoming a senator. In the Senate, he has advocated for criminal justice reform and was a co-sponsor of the First Step Act. He has also called for legalizing marijuana. Cory Booker has faced criticism from the left for his relationship with the pharmaceutical industry and Wall Street. In 2014, he was the top recipient of Wall Street money, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2018, he announced he would stop taking corporate PAC contributions, and has come out in support of Senator Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan.

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