Booker: I Will Be ‘Looking To Women First’ For Potential Running Mate

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who announced this month he is running for president, said Tuesday he would prioritize finding a female running mate if he is the Democratic nominee.

Booker told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that while he does not want to box himself in, he would be “looking to women first” as his pick for vice president.

The New Jersey Democrat is running in a primary field with unprecedented diversity, with six women already running for president as well as multiple candidates of color.

Booker is one of several high-profile candidates who have already announced their intention to run. Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), along with several others, have already announced their presidential bids, with heavyweights such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) still considering whether to jump in.

 

Read more at The Hill.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Just make sure she also identifies as African American indian aisan Hispanic caravan muslim
    that’s what this election is about for the Dems all they have to do is sit back and don’t be wacky and let trump lose instead they are letting trump do just that. Biden your too late

  2. “Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who announced this month he is running for president” right, this month but a year ago. Has he joined Hillary that this report has to be rehashed?

  3. Maybe look for the most qualified person whether male female neither combo tumtum androgenous? Oh quality doesn’t matter. If the person is a woman is a that matters. The end of the usa.

  4. If this old bachelor really cared about women and their issues, he would step aside and support one of the numerous females who have announced their intentions to run. Maybe he can offer to be a vice president instead. We are living in an age where it’s all about gender politics & equality. This old bachelor should lead by example.

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