The federal Democratic senator from New Jersey, and former mayor of the city of Newark, Cory Booker, has confirmed that he will evaluate aspiring to the presidency in the upcoming elections of 2020.
“I will consider being a candidate for president. It is something that I will do. There are people in New Jersey talking to me about that, and across the country, so I’ll think about it, “the 49-year-old politician told the NJ.com newspaper.
The declarations of Booker, mayor of Newark from 2006-2013, and former councilman of that city, arise after having been focused this year on actively participating in the campaign for mid-term elections in the US.
After the elections, in early November, the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, which includes four of the five congressional districts in New Jersey, which were in Republican hands, as well as some important positions throughout the country.
Booker visited 24 states for those important elections for the Democrats and contributed $ 686,000 to the campaigns of candidates for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
For now, it is focused on bills that seek to be approved, including a reform of the country’s judicial system, which has the support of President Donald Trump, after which it will take time to evaluate his possible candidacy for the presidency, add NJ. com.
In early November the governor of New Jersey, the Democrat Phil Murphy, signed into law a bill that will not force Booker to resign from the Senate if he decides to seek the nomination for the presidency, as it happened before.
The new law, which many nickname “the Cory Booker Act” although it applies to all candidates equally, will allow you to aspire to both positions simultaneously and have your name on the ballot for both a seat in the Senate and the presidency or vice president from the country.
If he aspires to the presidency and does not win, he would not lose his seat in the Upper House, where he arrived in 2013.