New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced as promised that he is joining the Democratic presidential field. Though he also in-cycle for re-election to the Senate in 2020, a new state law will allow him to run simultaneously for both offices. Therefore, he is not risking his current position to enter the national fray.
The race will get interesting because at least he, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-D/VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) will all be moving toward the same faction and constituency within the Democratic Party. Depending upon other entry decisions from former Vice President Joe Biden and others, the race will soon turn into a free-for-all with an ending that could advance into any one of multiple directions.
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