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Booker: ‘There will be a woman on the ticket’

Sen. Cory Booker (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. 

{mosads}”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.”

Democrats already have a crowded 2020 field of White House hopefuls that includes a number of women, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). 

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 Clinton.

Tags Amy Klobuchar Cory Booker Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Kirsten Gillibrand
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