Cory Booker will no longer seek the Democratic Party nomination for president.
“Today, I’m suspending my campaign for president with the same spirit with which it began. It is my faith in us, my faith in us together as a nation, that we share common pain and common problems,” Booker said. “And so now, I recommit myself to the work. 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.”
His campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, announced in late September that Booker needed an influx of donations to stay in the race, $1.7 million by the end of the third quarter. While the New Jersey senator met that goal, his fundraising was consistently a fraction of what top-tier competitors raised.