Booker to headline Hollywood fundraiser: report

Booker to headline Hollywood fundraiser: report
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerInslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (D-N.J.) will headline a fundraiser later this month in Hollywood, according to NBC News.

The fundraiser will officially be for his 2020 Senate reelection campaign, according to NBC News, but it is likely to fuel speculation that Booker is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. 


NBC News reported that the fundraiser will be held at the home of Simon Kinberg, a Hollywood producer. 

Booker is also scheduled to headline the Iowa Democratic party's fall gala on Saturday in Des Moines.

Booker, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has seen his profile heighten in recent weeks amid the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Booker has been an outspoken critic of Kavanaugh and voted against confirming him in committee.

Booker told CNN in June that he’ll determine whether he's going to run for president in 2020 after the midterms.

"I'm not going to play coy. I'm sure after the midterm elections, I'll give it a look," Booker said. "But to me, my momentum, my energy, my focus is 2018 and making sure I get re-elected in 2020."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE attacked Booker during a campaign rally Monday night, claiming that the senator has "destroyed" the city of Newark, N.J., and telling those at the rally to "see some of the things he wrote when he was young about women."

The president was apparently referencing Booker's admission in a 1992 column while he was at Stanford University that he groped a classmate in high school.