Cory Booker

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
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."