Cash-Strapped Booker Could Drop White House Bid by Tuesday

September 30, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

Cory Booker said he could end his presidential campaign by Tuesday unless he is able to reach his goal of $1.7 million in donations within the next 36 hours.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, the New Jersey senator said that despite an “avalanche of support,” his campaign needed “some more help” from contributors. His campaign website shows he’s about $150,000 short of the amount he targeted on Sept. 21 to have a viable path to victory.

Although he has languished at 2% or 3% in most polls and is struggling in fund raising, Booker has qualified for the October debate of Democratic presidential candidates. In the CNN interview, Booker said he has also met the threshold of 165,000 unique donors required to participate in the November debate.

Booker also rose to the defense of the Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, saying the accusations from President Donald Trump that the former vice president acted improperly to benefit his son Hunter’s business interests in Ukraine are unfounded.

“I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t think I should be president, not him,” Booker said of Biden, with whom he has clashed on the campaign trail and at debates.

Yet the allegations from Trump “should in no way affect the vice president in his pursuit of the nomination,” he said. “This can in no way besmirch his character, his honor and his incredible service to this country over decades.”

Instead, Booker said the focus should be on the actions of Trump and his family, and said he would tighten the rules if elected president.

“I’m watching what’s going on with the Trump family right now and Trump properties, and I just find that deeply offensive to just any kind of independent sense of what’s honorable, ethical, not to mention consistent with the emoluments clause,” he said, referring to a clause in the Constitution that forbids accepting payments from foreign governments. “I just don’t think children of president and vice presidents during an administration should be out there doing that.”

via newsmax

Recent Comments

  1. Betsy Scarborough

    September 30, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

    He needs to get out of the race. He could never win.

  2. Mike W

    September 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

    @Sparticus – there are two ways to look at your being “cash strapped”
    1 – You have wasted a bunch of cash – unable to successfully run a campaign how can you think you are qualified to run the country. There is also ample evidence that you are unqualified for the job you already have…..and left behind a terrible legacy in your previous job.
    2 – Not enough people are interested in giving you money because they do not think you are capable of running the country.
    Please feel free to take your pick.

  3. Christel

    September 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

    Just sooooo sick of ALL the political bullshit going around…every day….all day! On TV and on line! I’m 74…voted in MANY elections…certainly NOT as crazy as this up-coming one😖😱😡 Guessing elections are a new ‘thing’ to many voters that sat home on previous election days while I have NEVER missed an election. Here’s the deal…we ALWAYS have ONE winner AND ONE loser! No need to get crazy IF your favorite candidate does NOT win….life will still go on as normal…the sun will still rise and set…you will still be able to get food, visit your doctor and see all your friends and bitch about the loss with friends.

  4. RealistNW

    September 30, 2019 @ 9:33 pm

    He was never a contender. The USA is not interested in any version of socialism and those candidates that think that we would be okay with a VAT are definitely delusional, I just learned that the VAT in Belgium is 21%,can you imagine if the Democrat Party tried to destroy our capitalist system with this poor idea.
    The fact that the limitation on SALT deduction has been found to be equitable means that there will be an exodus from the high tax states if they can find someone to buy their home.
    Kamala Harris’s parents were not naturalized citizens for the required 5 years before she was born, so she is not a natural born citizen. Yes, she is a citizen but just not natural born as required by Vattel’s Law of Nations.
    In the next 3 weeks Hillary is going to put on a big fundraiser, since the Democrat Party has no one even close to the center, does this mean she might try again.
    The fact that the plethora of the Democrat Party went all in for socialism really makes no sense since the average voter looks at their bank accounts before voting.

  5. Art Crosby

    October 1, 2019 @ 1:46 am

    It Amazes me that noodles like Him or ANY of the demorats counld get One vote much less be contenders in Any way!? They are Mental Children and So are their Supporters.So Sad that our country has been Lowered to the point where THIS Barrel of monkeys are Candidates for POTUS!? Semper Fi

  6. Objective Observer

    October 1, 2019 @ 2:27 pm

    It is obvious that Booker is only in it for what he can get out of it money wise like everything else he does.

  7. Rick Case

    October 1, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    Mr Booker is a manipulator, the public has caught on. It doesn’t matter if he drops out —- he is out. Someone should tell him that, I guess I just did🤪

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