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Cory Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

The Democrat announced he was leaving the race Monday.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 2:41 PM

WASHINGON (AP) -- Democrat Cory Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate.

Booker announced Monday that he was ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to gain traction in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety.

The U.S. senator from New Jersey had struggled in polling and fundraising since launching his bid last February.

Booker was unable to qualify for the January debate stage.

Booker's departure leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaining African American candidate.

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