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Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 race

Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 race
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Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner on Monday apologized after incorrectly saying Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE (D-N.J.) had dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.

Faulkner issued the correction in an on-air segment shortly after making the mistake, acknowledging Booker is still running.

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“He is, of course, still in the contest along with five other senators making a White House bid, which was part of the conversation about the Republican strategy, if you will, to make this go on a little bit longer and sideline some of those potential late-stayers as candidates. I apologize for the error,” she said in her apology.

Faulkner made her original mistake while talking to Bret Baier about impeachment and how a Senate trial would force several presidential candidates back to Washington. 

“Fewer of them now, as Cory Booker has dropped out,” she said.

The Hill has reached out to Booker’s campaign and Fox News for comment.

Booker has qualified for the November debate set for this week but has struggled to gain traction on the top tier candidates in the polls.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls has Booker in ninth place in the crowded field, polling at 2 percent.

There are five other senators still in the race, including top tier hopefuls Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden names John Kerry as 'climate czar' in new administration In the final chapter of 2020, we must recommit to repairing our democracy MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary: report Bottom line MORE (D-Mass.). Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet GOP senator: No indication of widespread voting irregularities, window for Trump challenges is 'closing' Biden pledges to work with mayors MORE (D-Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharFormer Minnesota Democratic leader quits party Top cybersecurity official ousted by Trump Lawmakers question tech CEOs about content moderation in first post-election hearing MORE (D-Minn.) and Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Hickenlooper ousts Gardner in Colorado, handing Democrats vital pickup Lobbying world MORE (D-Colo.) round out the group of upper chamber members running for the nomination.