Jan 14, 2020

Cory Booker open to VP nomination

One day after ending his presidential campaign, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that he won't, if offered, rule out the opportunity to be a vice presidential nominee on the 2020 ticket, but noted that he's focused on New Jersey.

The big picture: Booker, who made the shortlist when Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2016, joins former presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris as a young, diverse option for the Democratic nominee's running mate in the 2020 race.

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Booker's departure leaves a nuclear energy gap in 2020 race

Cory Booker. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Sen. Cory Booker's exit from the 2020 White House race means the field is losing a nuclear advocate whose views clashed with some top contenders.

The big picture: The Washington Examiner's Abby Smith points out that Booker "didn’t hold back in his criticism of his Democratic counterparts skeptical of nuclear energy’s role in a low-carbon future."

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In photos: New Hampshire primary battle heats up

A woman sells Democratic presidential candidate signs outside SNHU arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday, during the party's annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/ AFP via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidates stepped up campaigning in New Hampshire on Saturday with just days left until the state's primary.

The big picture: Polls place former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a statistical tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sen. Elizabeth Warren won the organizing battle at a Democratic event at Manchester's SNHU Arena "with more than a quarter of the seats filled with supporters," Politico reports. And former Vice President Joe Biden stepped up criticism of Buttigieg. Here's what else unfolded, in photos.

DNC kicks off multi-million investment in 2020 battleground states

Chair of DNC Tom Perez on Dec. 19, 2019. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that it will invest millions of dollars into six states in preparation for the 2020 general election, CNN reports.

Why it matters: It's the committee's first major political expense in the 2020 election cycle and targets competitive battleground states that President Trump won in 2016: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona.

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