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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Thursday began calling members of Congress informing them he is running for president and is quietly making overtures to members for support, three congressional sources told The Hill.
“Yes, he is reaching out to members for their support,” said a former Democratic aide with direct knowledge of Booker’s intentions. “He’s going to do it during Black History Month,” which starts on Friday.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I don’t know if it’s going to be tomorrow, I just know it’s going to be soon.”
Among those who received a call Thursday were senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), of which Booker is a member.
“He’s making calls,” a fourth source, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), confirmed to The Hill on Thursday night. “He left me a voice message. I have to call him back.”
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EXCLUSIVE: CORY BOOKER to announce he’s running for PRESIDENT in 2020. Several sources told @TheHill that @CoryBooker called senior Black Caucus mbrs tonight asking 4 their support ahead of formal announcement during Black History Month w/@RealMikeLillis https://t.co/AsKiePNbMm
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) February 1, 2019
NEW: Sen. Cory Booker on Thursday began calling members of Congress informing them he is running for president and is quietly making overtures to members for support, three congressional sources told The Hill. https://t.co/XliJcMX4oN via @scottwongDC @RealMikeLillis
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) February 1, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) February 1, 2019
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