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 BookerTrump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll Booker says he will not make December debate stage White House makes push for paid family leave and child care reform MORE (N.J.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDemocrats set early state primary debates for 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Gabbard news items generating more social interactions than other 2020 Democrats: study 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 KinzingerKoch campaign touts bipartisan group behind ag labor immigration bill Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' Lawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia 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 TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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 SasseSenators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report Live coverage: DOJ inspector general testifies on Capitol Hill FCC votes to bar use of its funds to purchase Huawei, ZTE equipment MORE (R-Neb.), 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAdvocacy groups decry Trump's 'anti-family policies' ahead of White House summit This bipartisan plan is the most progressive approach to paid parental leave Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' MORE (N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Sanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Kamala Harris dropped out, but let's keep her mental health plan alive MORE (Calif.), and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro have all paid a visit to Colbert’s show.