Rosario Dawson confirms Booker endorsement after suggesting she doesn't back a candidate

Actress Rosario Dawson confirmed her endorsement of boyfriend  Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Amy Kennedy wins NJ primary to face GOP's Van Drew Booker easily wins New Jersey Senate primary MORE’s (D-N.J.) presidential campaign after telling an interviewer she “wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate.”

“For the record I, of course, endorse @CoryBooker. Anyone writing otherwise clearly hasn’t been paying attention. My focus this election is on voter registration and the census,” Dawson tweeted Monday.

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Dawson also touted the nonprofit organization Voto Latino, which encourages voter registration and political involvement among young Hispanic and Latino voters. Dawson co-founded the organization in 2004.  

Her tweet came after Dawson told Variety, “Regardless of Cory, I wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate this election … I really just want to be behind the electorate.”

Dawson also told the publication that dating the New Jersey senator, who has spoken of “geeking out” about the actress’s role as nurse Claire Temple in several Marvel TV series, "was like I’m dating Captain America, I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being."

Dawson was a top surrogate for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary Military madness in the age of COVID-19 MORE’s (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign. Sanders and Booker are both competing for the 2020 Democratic nomination.