Booker: 'There will be a woman on the ticket'

Booker: 'There will be a woman on the ticket'
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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 (D-N.J.) said Friday that Democrats would include a woman on their 2020 White House ticket, effectively pledging to pick a female vice presidential candidate if he wins the nomination.

Booker, speaking during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, said he was "very confident" Democrats would "make history" with the party's 2020 candidates. 

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"No matter what, I’m looking you in the eye and saying this: There will be a woman on the ticket. I don’t know if it’s in the vice president’s position or in the president’s position," Booker said.

He added that "if I have my way, there will be a woman on the ticket."

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Booker previously pledged that he would prioritize picking a woman as his vice presidential candidate if he wins the party's presidential nomination. 

Booker told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow last month that while he does not want to box himself in, he would be “looking to women first” for his potential running mate.

“You will rarely see a Democratic ticket anymore without gender diversity, race diversity,” Booker told Maddow, noting that he wished there was a female president right now, referring to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll Clinton tweets impeachment website, encourages voters to 'see the evidence for themselves' MORE.