Mar 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden

Sen. Cory Booker

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Cory Booker endorsed Joe Biden for president in a tweet on Monday, saying the former vice president will "show there's more that unites us than divides us."

Why it matters: Booker's approval is yet another endorsement for Biden from a former presidential candidate and the second from a black competitor for the White House. Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed the former vice president on Sunday.

Details: Booker and Harris are expected to appear with Biden at a rally in Detroit, just hours before Michigan holds its delegate-heavy primary on Tuesday, the New York Times reports.

  • Booker will also campaign with Biden in Flint, Michigan, and attend a fundraiser with him earlier in the day.

The big picture: Biden has gained endorsements from at least 10 former candidates, including Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke and Mike Bloomberg.

  • Bernie Sanders has so far received endorsements from former candidates Marianne Williamson and Bill de Blasio.

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