In a show of solidarity, Governor Murphy, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Speaker Craig Coughlin, virtually the entire Democratic leadership in New Jersey, the state’s Congressional delegation (minus the lone Republican) and Newark’s mayor and council endorsed Sen. Cory Booker for president this morning.
The uncharacteristically early show of support—more than a year before the state’s primary elections and 21 months before the 2020 general elections—was likely intended to solidify support in anticipation of a protracted primary contest in an ever-growing field of superstar candidates.
Booker published his announcement this morning, replete with a long list of testimonials that even included former rivals on the Newark City Council.
I’m honored to have the endorsement of so many great New Jersey Democratic leaders — people I’ve been proudly working alongside as a member of the Newark city council, as mayor, and as Senator. New Jerseyans are fortunate to have these Democratic leaders standing up for them, and I’m grateful to have their support on our campaign to reignite our country’s sense of common purpose to build a more fair and just nation for everyone.