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Sen. Cory Booker drops out of presidential race

Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during the Nevada Democrats' "First in the West" event at Bellagio Resort & Casino on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses is scheduled for February 22, 2020. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during the Nevada Democrats' "First in the West" event at Bellagio Resort & Casino on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses is scheduled for February 22, 2020. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced Monday that he is dropping out of Democratic the presidential race.

It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’ve made the hard decision to suspend my campaign for president.

I’ve said throughout this race that this election is not just a referendum on Donald Trump. It’s a referendum on who we are and who we must be to each other. And over the past year, I’ve seen the very best of who we can be.

To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together.

Cory Booker, Instagram @corybooker

According to NBC News, Booker held a staff call at his campaign headquarters in Newark before making his announcement public.