What to Know
- Former Vice President Joe Biden has another former competitor now backing him for president.
- Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, endorsed Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
- "He’ll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges," Booker tweeted about Biden.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker is the latest former Democratic presidential rival to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 race.
The New Jersey Democrat made the announcement on Twitter Monday morning.
Booker ended his own presidential bid in January, pledging to do “everything in my power to elect the eventual Democratic nominee for president."
“The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose,” Booker tweeted Monday.
The latest news on the 2020 presidential election
Booker joined other former Biden competitors including Kamala Harris, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and others in supporting Biden as he tries to win the Democratic nomination over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders has been endorsed by former presidential hopefuls Marianne Williamson and Bill de Blasio.
The winner of the race will face President Donald Trump in November’s general election.