Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker calls for hearings on reports of ICE using solitary confinement Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate MORE (D-N.J.) is leading the 2020 Democratic field in endorsements from his fellow congressional lawmakers.

Booker has already locked up the public support of 12 lawmakers, including every member of his home state’s Democratic delegation.

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Other contenders are also pulling in early support from their home states, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Hickenlooper laughs off lack of recognition by security guard at Democratic debate MORE, who has the support of both Delaware senators and the state's lone representative. Biden has been closing in on Booker and now boasts 9 endorsements.

While the 2020 primary contest is still in its early stages, the coveted endorsements can give candidates a boost, helping them bolster their credibility and build momentum in what is expected to be a crowded primary field.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place 2020 Dems say they will visit Homestead facility holding migrant children Warren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' MORE (D-Calif.) is third on the list with 7 endorsements.

Many lawmakers could face a tough choice with such a crowded field.

Check back here as The Hill updates its list of congressional endorsements ahead of the 2020 election. And please send updates to editor@thehill.com.

 

Last updated on June 23, 2019 at 10:50 p.m.

 

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)  (12)

Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenate to vote on blocking Trump's Saudi arms deal as soon as this week There is a severe physician shortage and it will only worsen Democrats ask Fed to probe Trump's Deutsche Bank ties MORE (D-N.J.)

Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerCNN's Rye: U.S. will soon be running 'death camps' at the border Bipartisan bill would enable companies to defend themselves against cyberattacks Hillicon Valley: Facebook won't remove doctored Pelosi video | Trump denies knowledge of fake Pelosi videos | Controversy over new Assange charges | House Democrats seek bipartisan group on net neutrality MORE (D-N.J.)

Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.)

Rep. Tom MalinowskiThomas (Tom) MalinowskiUS must do more if justice is to prevail for slain journalist Progressives seize on impeachment in 2020 primaries Cracks form in Democratic dam against impeachment MORE (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Donald NorcrossDonald W. NorcrossWHIP LIST: The 78 House Democrats backing an impeachment inquiry Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements New Jersey Dems tell Pentagon not to use military funds for border wall MORE (D-N.J.)

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.Frank Joseph PalloneTop EPA official stepping down amid ethics probe Pressure builds to secure health care data Bipartisan House lawmakers announce compromise anti-robocall bill MORE (D-N.J.) 

Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellDemocrats struggle with repeal of key Trump tax provision Congressional scorekeeper: Repealing SALT deduction cap would benefit high earners Democrats not keen to reignite Jerusalem embassy fight MORE (D-N.J.) 

Rep. Donald Payne Jr.Donald Milford Payne Jr.Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements New Jersey Dems tell Pentagon not to use military funds for border wall Inside the Trump-Congress Christmas meltdown MORE (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillCongress needs to continue fighting the opioid epidemic Bipartisan House committee members agree on cyber threats to elections, if not how to address it Blue Dogs look to move forward on infrastructure project MORE (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Albio SiresAlbio B. SiresActivists push for tougher sanctions on Nicaragua's government Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements New Jersey Dems tell Pentagon not to use military funds for border wall MORE (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-N.J.)

Rep. Bonnie Watson ColemanBonnie Watson ColemanOvernight Energy: Interior chief says climate response falls on Congress | Bernhardt insists officials will complete offshore drilling plans | Judge rules EPA must enforce Obama landfill pollution rules Trump Interior chief says climate change response falls on Congress Interior chief says offshore drilling plan not 'indefinitely sidelined' MORE (D-N.J.)  

 

Former Vice President Joe Biden (9)

Sen. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperHillicon Valley: Investigation finds federal agencies failed to address cyber vulnerabilities | Officials crack down on illegal robocallers | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Senators grill Google exec on 'persuasive technology' Senate investigation finds multiple federal agencies left sensitive data vulnerable to cyberattacks for past decade Senate set to bypass Iran fight amid growing tensions MORE (D-Del.)

Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyTaking action to stop the sabotage and expand access to health care for Americans Democrats leery of Sanders plan to cancel student loan debt Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts MORE (D-Pa.)

Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocrats want White House hopefuls to cool it on Biden attacks Senators revive effort to create McCain human rights commission Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion MORE (D-Del.)

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.)

Rep. Al LawsonAlfred (Al) James LawsonFlorida Republican who openly follows 'QAnon' conspiracy theory running for Congress Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements GOP-controlled Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi vote MORE (D-Fla.)

Rep. A. Donald McEachinAston (Donale) Donald McEachinVirginia lawmakers respond to shooting: 'My heart breaks for ... our entire commonwealth' Overnight Energy: Trump moves forward with rule on California drilling | House panel advances bill that resumes participation in Paris climate fund | Perry pressed on 'environmental justice' | 2020 Dem proposes climate corps Perry, asked about environmental justice, talks about electricity prices MORE (D-Va.)

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.)

Rep. Filemón Vela (D-Texas)

  

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) (7)

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.)

Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia Andrews BrownleyBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Overnight Energy: Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Green New Deal measure | Pelosi taps members for climate panel | AOC left out | Court reviews order for EPA to ban pesticide Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I truly do not’ believe Pelosi snubbed me on climate change panel MORE (D-Calif.)

Rep. Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements House GOP secures last-minute change to gun bill Trump tells FEMA not to send more money to California for forest fires MORE (D-Calif.)

Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenPavlich: Nadler's intimidation tactics backfire Himes becomes latest Democrat to back impeachment inquiry against Trump Harris picks up endorsement of Texas Congressman Al Green MORE (D-Texas)

Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillLawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference Tensions with Iran reach new stage over uranium threat Ocasio-Cortez shares verse by the 'Congressional Destiny's Child' in promotion of new birth control legislation MORE (D-Calif.)

Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeBipartisan House duo unveils amendment to block Iran strike without Congress's approval The Trump administration's plan to change the poverty line would hurt communities who need help the most GOP rep: Trump needs to retaliate against Iran to deter other hostile nations MORE (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuDemocrats call for restraint, oversight as Trump reportedly calls back Iranian strike Report: Iranian officials say Trump warned them attack was imminent Trump approved Iranian strike before pulling back: report MORE (D-Calif.)

 

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) (4)

Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarPelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Migrant children moved after reports of poor conditions at remote facility: report Who are the House Democrats backing Trump impeachment? MORE (D-Texas)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyBipartisan House committee members agree on cyber threats to elections, if not how to address it Biz groups target Florida voters ahead of Democratic debates in Miami House panel approves bills on tax extenders, expanding tax credits MORE (D-Fla.)

Rep. Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceDemocrat offers measure to prevent lawmakers from sleeping in their offices Hillicon Valley: Pelosi blasts Facebook for not taking down doctored video | Democrats push election security after Mueller warning | Critics dismiss FCC report on broadband access | Uber to ban passengers with low ratings Lawmakers raise security concerns about China building NYC subway cars MORE (D-N.Y.)

 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDon't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place Senate Health Committee advances bipartisan package to lower health costs MORE (D-Mass.) (4)

Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Investigation finds federal agencies failed to address cyber vulnerabilities | Officials crack down on illegal robocallers | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Senators grill Google exec on 'persuasive technology' YouTube critics urge FTC to crack down on handling of children's videos Senate set to bypass Iran fight amid growing tensions MORE (D-Mass.)

Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyOvernight Defense: Transgender troops rally as ban nears | Trump may call more troops to border | National Guard expects 3M training shortfall from border deployment | Pentagon to find housing for 5,000 migrant children Transgender troops rally as Pentagon prepares to implement ban The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on 'promises kept' MORE III (D-Mass.)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)

Rep. Lori TrahanLori A. TrahanMaking the case for ranked-choice voting Dems counter portrait of discord Pelosi, Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez place transgender pride flags outside Capitol Hill offices MORE (D-Mass.)

 

Julián Castro (3)

Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas)

Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Hispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership Joaquin Castro calls out MSNBC contributor for confusing him with twin brother Julián on air MORE (D-Texas)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas)

 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPelosi: Congress will receive election security briefing in July 2020 Dems say they will visit Homestead facility holding migrant children The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate MORE (D-Minn.) (3)

Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithHillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt 'relief' after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups Senate Democrats press regulators over reported tech investigations Democrats ask Fed to probe Trump's Deutsche Bank ties MORE (D-Minn.)

Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.)

Rep. Dean PhillipsDean PhillipsGOP hopes dim on reclaiming House The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage push MORE (D-Minn.)

 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.) (3)

Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahySenate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales MORE (D-Vt.)

Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Lawmakers grapple with deepfake threat at hearing Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote MORE (D-Vt.)

Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaOvernight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales Bipartisan House duo unveils amendment to block Iran strike without Congress's approval Sanders unveils student debt plan amid rivalry with Warren MORE (D-Calif.)

 

Former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin Delaney2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate Where 2020 Democrats stand in betting markets ahead of first debate MORE (D-Md.) (2)

Rep. David TroneDavid John TroneBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Dem bill would let essential workers collect unemployment during shutdown New Jersey governor calls for redistricting reform MORE (D-Md.)

Rep. Juan VargasJuan C. Vargas ICE does not know how many veterans it has deported, watchdog says Pelosi employs committee chairs to tamp down calls for Trump impeachment On The Money: Congress, White House aim to include debt limit increase in spending deal | McConnell optimistic budget deal near | Carson defends HUD eviction plan | Senate votes to undo tax hike on Gold Star families MORE (D-Calif.)

 

Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate Where 2020 Democrats stand in betting markets ahead of first debate Biden has a lot at stake in first debate MORE (D) (1)

Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.)

 

South Bend Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place 2020 Dems say they will visit Homestead facility holding migrant children Warren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' MORE (D) (1)

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)

 

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWarren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' Where 2020 Democrats stand in betting markets ahead of first debate GOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.) (1)

Rep. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyCracks form in Democratic dam against impeachment US women's soccer team reignites equal pay push New York congresswoman calls for helicopter ban after fatal crash MORE (D-N.Y.)

 

Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate Where 2020 Democrats stand in betting markets ahead of first debate 150 young activists to camp out at DNC for climate debate MORE (D) (1)

Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenActing FAA chief defends agency's Boeing 737 Max safety certification Pelosi, Dems struggle to find unity in Mueller response Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements MORE (D-Wash.)

 

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael Swalwell2020 Dems say they will visit Homestead facility holding migrant children Warren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' Where 2020 Democrats stand in betting markets ahead of first debate MORE (D-Calif.) (1)

Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoBipartisan House duo unveils amendment to block Iran strike without Congress's approval The Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Hispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership MORE (D-Ariz.)