Booker wins 2020 endorsement of every New Jersey Democrat in Congress

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats 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 TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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 SandersBernie SandersSanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Krystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans 2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MORE (I-Vt.) was endorsed by Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg courts critics on Capitol Hill | Amazon makes climate pledge | Senate panel approves 0M for state election security Senate committee approves 0 million for state election security efforts Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (D) and Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchSenators call for more automakers to join emissions deal with California House Democrats blur lines on support for impeachment Overnight Health Care: Oversight chair plans to call drug executives to testify on costs | Biden airs anti-'Medicare for All' video | House panel claims Juul deliberately targeted kids MORE (D), though the state’s Republican governor withheld his approval. 

Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharMSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider Sanders searches for answers amid Warren steamroller MORE (D-Minn.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats 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.