Cory Booker Announces He’s Running for President

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has become the latest Democrat to announce he’ll run for president in 2020. Booker chose the first day of Black History Month to announce his run, telling supporters in a video released Friday morning: “The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend our country, and those who linked arms to challenge and change it.” Booker will be the second black senator to join the presidential race, alongside his colleague Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).