Booker wins 2020 endorsement of every New Jersey Democrat in Congress

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-N.J.), who announced his 2020 presidential bid earlier this month, is shoring up support in his home state with the endorsements of more than 50 other New Jersey Democrats.

New Jersey’s governor, lieutenant governor, senior senator, every Democratic member of the House, leaders of both state legislative chambers all four Democratic county executives, the Newark mayor and more are endorsing his campaign, Booker said in a statement.

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“I’m honored to have the endorsement of so many great New Jersey Democratic leaders -- people I've been proudly working alongside as a member of the Newark city council, as mayor, and as Senator. New Jerseyans are fortunate to have these Democratic leaders standing up for them, and I'm grateful to have their support on our campaign to reignite our country's sense of common purpose to build a more fair and just nation for everyone,” Booker said.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D) cast Booker as an effective alternative to President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE who would be able to unite the country.

“We need a president who will lift us up and bring us together, instead of knocking us down and sowing division. We need a president who runs to find solutions to the problems that others ignore. We need a president who recognizes the inherent value found in every corner of our country, in every American, and those who have come here for a better life. We need a president with bold vision and an even bolder optimism,” he said. 

No other 2020 candidate in the crowded Democratic primary field has locked up so much support from their home-state delegation. The large field, which contains a diverse group of candidates across the ideological spectrum, has discouraged some politicians from issuing endorsements until the pack thins out more.

Other 2020 Democrats have garnered endorsements from home-state politicians, though not at such a large scale as Booker.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (I-Vt.) was endorsed by Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyPatrick Leahy sits at center of partisan judicial nominations Schwarzenegger blasts Trump budget for taking money from 'poor little kids' Democratic appropriators demand list of military projects that would be defunded for wall MORE (D) and Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchDivisions emerge over House drug price bills Trump CFO Weisselberg emerges as key person of interest for Dems Cohen claims batter Trump MORE (D), though the state’s Republican governor withheld his approval. 

Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharO'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail Officials dismiss criticism that Trump rhetoric to blame for New Zealand attack Trump reignites criticism of McCain months after senator's death MORE (D-Minn.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-Calif.) have all either gotten the endorsement of their respective state’s governor or fellow senator, but have so far been unable to lock down the support of their state’s entire Democratic congressional delegation.