The 49-year-old Booker released an online video to his supporters stressing the power of the collective will of the American people to "channel our common pain back into our common goal".
"Everybody would love it if we could have a president who's great on these economic issues, who would also somehow unify the country", Reardon said.
The campaign message of Booker, who's a gifted orator on the stump, will center on his signature themes of finding "common purpose" and a bringing about a "revival of civic grace" in American society, drawing a stark, if implicit, contrast with President Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric.
Booker, 49, has been looked at as a potential presidential contender for most of his political life.
But Mr Booker will face tough competition in the party's primary, with a number of hotly-tipped candidates having already announced their intentions to run.
"I believe in this particular moment that awe then this authenticity is the most valuable political currency anyone can have, and you have gotten some criticism for grandstanding during your performance, during televised hearings".
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Sen. Cory Booker has officially entered the 2020 presidential race.
Get push notifications with news, features and more. During the height of the Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Booker drew attention to the debate by holding a sit-in on the steps of the Senate with other Democrats, and livestreaming the event for hours.
"Welcome, the water seems warm", Conway said, addressing Booker. In an interview on ABC's "The View" on Friday, Booker said he was not running "to tear people down" and largely avoided criticizing Trump.
Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, last summer and fall was one of the Democrats leading the push against the confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. "And I think that people all across the country are exhausted of how divided Americans have become". "If you're exhausted of that bitterness, that trash talking, that trolling, that politics that is a race to the bottom in our country, then don't support me, because I'm not in this race to tear people down".
Booker's chief accomplishment in the Senate was his involvement in the recent passing of a criminal justice reform bill. Instead, he served almost eight years as mayor, passing on an opportunity to lead Obama's Office of Urban Affairs in 2009, before successfully running for Senate in 2013 in a special election following the death of Sen.
"I think a lot of folks are beginning to feel that the forces that are tearing us apart in this country are stronger than the forces that tie us together".