Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats to rally around whoever their presidential nominee ends up being next year.
Speaking to CBS‘ Margaret Brennan in an interview that aired Sunday, Mr. Booker cautioned against “infighting,” which he believes derailed his party’s chances of winning in 2016 after a deeply divisive race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent.
“I plan on being the nominee, but if I’m not, I’m going to make sure that we unify behind whoever is there,” he said. “Because again, we can’t fight each other, as opposed to unifying each other, which was going to make us stronger.”
Mr. Booker entered the 2020 race in February, which has grown more crowded in the months since. There are nearly 20 candidates just in the Democratic primary, including five of his Senate colleagues.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who has been a top contender in recent polling, is expected to jump into the field later this week.
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