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Sen. Booker cancels appearance at Tennessee Dem rally

September 7, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has canceled his appearance at a Democratic rally in Tennessee this weekend, and the event will no longer take place.

Shelby County Democratic Party chairman Corey Strong tells The Commercial Appeal that Booker can’t attend the local party’s Sunday afternoon rally because of a scheduling conflict.

The New Jersey lawmaker is weighing a 2020 presidential bid.

County Democratic Party communications co-chairman Bryan McBride said a suitable replacement couldn’t be found in time, so the rally is canceled.

An online invitation said the event at White Station High School aimed to energize Memphians for the Nov. 6 election.

Booker and other possible 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls have been making headlines this week in a Senate panel’s questioning of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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