Booker, Gabbard to make appearances with Colbert
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Two dueling 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls are heading to the same late-night TV show.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerButtigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration Sanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina Buttigieg to fundraise in DC with major Obama, Clinton bundlers next month: report MORE (N.J.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSeveral 2020 Dems say they're ready to face Fox News town hall More than one in 10 in new poll say men are 'better suited emotionally' for politics Buttigieg second most talked-about candidate on cable news shows: analysis MORE (Hawaii) will both appear as guests on “The Late Show” in the next week.


Booker — who launched his 2020 campaign last month — is poised to sit down with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Friday. The last time the Democratic senator was booked on the show was in August.

Gabbard, who in a widely unexpected move said she was throwing her hat in the 2020 race back in January, will appear on Monday’s show.

They’re not the only lawmakers to make a planned pit-stop on Colbert’s program.

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerTensions between the United States and Russia over Venezuela increase Booker, Gabbard to make appearances with Colbert The Hill's 12:30 Report: Cohen back on the hot seat MORE (R-Ill.) is also among the CBS show’s upcoming guests, appearing on March 14.

The often politically charged late-night show hosted by Colbert — a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE — has become a must-do visit for many candidates and members of Congress.

In recent months, Rep. Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseSenate needs to stand up to Trump's Nixonian view of the Fed GOP senators divided on Trump trade pushback The Hill's 12:30 Report: Assange faces US charges after dramatic arrest MORE (R-Neb.), 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandButtigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration 2020 Dems call on Mueller to testify about redacted report 2020 Dems blast Barr's defense of Trump before Mueller report's release MORE (N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisFive former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Harris: Integrity of US justice system 'took a real blow' with Barr's actions Sanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina MORE (Calif.), and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro have all paid a visit to Colbert’s show.