Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is a well-recognized face among Democrats, and some may even look to him as a potential contender for the 2020 presidential election.
Whether Booker will run for the nation’s highest elected office or not, however, has yet to be decided. But that decision may come sooner than you think.
“During the holidays I’m gonna sit down and take a lot of stock about what I want to do next — whether I want to run for president or stay in the Senate and help this continued movement in our country to reinvigorate our democracy,” the senator told ABC affiliate WMUR on Saturday.
The announcement came during a New Hampshire visit where Booker seemed to be testing the waters.
According to ABC News, the senator spoke with diners at a Nashua coffee shop, gave a speech in a packed Manchester auditorium, sat down for interviews with local news and also met with Democratic influencers in the state while there. And that is after he dipped toes in Iowa, the state which jumpstarts the presidential nomination process, one month before the midterm elections on Oct. 6 and over a year before its caucuses are meant to take place.
That being said, Booker isn’t the only one who media has their eyes on as potential Democratic runs. Florida’s Andrew Gillum, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris have all been named as potential contenders, although none of the aforementioned individuals have confirmed any official desire to run.