Senator Cory Booker ended his presidential bid on Monday, due to a lack of funds to continue his campaign for the Democratic nomination.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” Booker said in an email to supporters. “Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington.”
Booker campaigned for nearly a year, attempting to win over voters with a message of love and unity. However, love didn’t manage to gain support among a Democratic electorate based on hate toward President Donald Trump.
According to The Washington Post, in a video on Monday, Booker reaffirmed his unity message and vowed to campaign for the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, as well as other candidates down the ballot, though he did not so much as hint at whom he could back in the primary race.
“It is my faith in us — my faith in us together as a nation that we share common pain and common problems that can only be solved with a common purpose and a sense of common cause,” Booker said. “I can’t wait to get back on the campaign trail and campaign as hard as I can for whoever is the eventual nominee and for candidates up and down the ballot.”
With Booker out now there is only one African American left in the race, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; however, the chances of him rising are slim.