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U. S. senator Cory Booker on Friday announced he's running for president in twenty twenty joining a jam packed field of Democrats vying to take on president Donald Trump this president to respond a high profile New Jersey lawmakers launched his White House run with a new website and a video where he touched on themes of social racial and economic justice I believe we can build a country where no one is for god no one is left behind Booker chose the first day of black history month to launch his campaign and emphasize the impact of racial discrimination on his own family when I was a baby my parents try to move us into a neighborhood with great public schools realtors wouldn't felt a home because of the color of our skin with his announcements the forty nine year old became the second African American to enter the twenty twenty race it came less than two weeks after Kamilla Heris launched her campaign on Martin Luther king day Booker is the former mayor of Newark New Jersey and has been a senator since twenty thirteen