Booker shaves supporters' heads in exchange for donating $1,000 to Iowa charities

Booker shaves supporters' heads in exchange for donating $1,000 to Iowa charities
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Health Care: Warren promises gradual move to 'Medicare for All' | Rivals dismiss Warren plan for first 100 days | White House unveils rules on disclosing hospital prices | Planned Parenthood wins case against anti-abortion group Election 2020: Why I'm watching Amy and Andy Democratic senators introduce bill to block funding for border wall live stream MORE (D-N.J.) tried to gin up support among Iowans on a campaign stopover Friday, convincing three supporters to shave their heads in exchange for $1,000 donations to their Iowa charities of choice.

The event came during a meet and greet Booker was hosting at Platinum Signature Barbershop in West Des Moines.

Video posted on Twitter shows a crowd gathered around Booker as he shaves a man’s head, prompting laughter and applause. The audience began chanted, “Cory cuts hair,” CNN reported.

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Walt Disney Studios President of Production Sean Bailey, who was present for the event, reportedly said he would match donations to the charities the three volunteers selected. 

Booker thanked the audience for “not thinking it was a joke that a bald guy was having an event at a barbershop,” according to CNN.

The campaign was also soliciting school supply donations for the city’s public school system.

Booker’s visit comes days before he and several other 2020 Democrats will take the stage in Detroit for the second round of presidential primary debates.

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