Cory Booker will try to keep his presidential hopes alive by doubling down on the early voting state of Iowa, despite failing to qualify for next week’s Democratic debate, his campaign said on Thursday.
Booker failed to make the cut for the Dec. 19 debate because of low poll numbers. Only seven of the 15 remaining Democratic candidates have qualified, and six of them are white, a lack of diversity that Booker decried this month.
Addisu Demissie, Booker’s campaign manager, told reporters by telephone that Booker intends to fight on through at least February in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. .