Daily US Tomes, New Jersey : Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker announced his drop out of the 2020 campaign. The announcement came on Monday after he fails to qualify for the Democratic debate planned for Tuesday in Iowa.
In an email to supporters, the Senator said, ”I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory.”
Later he posted a video message in Twitter.
CNN/Des Moines Register’s debate in Des Moines, Iowa, is only a day ahead. Six presidential candidates will participate, but Mr. Booker was not qualified for the event.
The time of the announcement also came amid the Senate gears up for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Booker acknowledged that his campaign has a money shortage, and an urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping him in Washington.
His drop out marks another departure of a high-profile black candidate from the 2020 race.
Booker launched his campaign in February 2019, focusing to restore a sense of community and mend the moral fabric of America.
What caused him?
Booker pressed for reforming gun laws and focused on establishing a national gun license program. He advocated legalizing marijuana and expunging records of those already convicted for marijuana-related crimes.
Booker focused less on policy than on the “spiritual” side of the presidency what is unlikely with some of his rivals. He considers White House a moral post and a post to inspire and guide a nation.
When his campaign fails to gain much attention, he rejected pivoting from that message or overhauling his strategy.
You may like: Biden holds lead among black voters, new poll shows