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Cory Booker to visit Iowa, stoking presidential speculation

September 8, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) will headline a Democratic gala in Iowa this fall, stoking speculation that he is preparing a run for president. The announcement comes after he played a prominent role in recent confirmation hearings of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

By Staff

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker is heading to Iowa this fall, a move that will only further fuel speculation that he is preparing a run for president.

Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, will be the keynote speaker at an Oct. 6 gala in Des Moines, Iowa’s state Democratic Party announced Saturday. With the state’s prominence in presidential politics — its caucuses are the first contests in the fight for nominations — the trip is the strongest signal yet Booker has an eye on the White House.

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