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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:13 AM

'He's a winner': Iowa voters warm to Corey Booker as Democrat field heats up

Source: The Guardian

'He's a winner': Iowa voters warm to Corey Booker as Democrat field heats up

Senator kicks off campaign in crucial caucus state as race to take on Trump in 2020 gathers steam

Eric Lutz in Waterloo, Iowa
Sat 9 Feb 2019 00.43 GMT

Democratic Senator Cory Booker kicked off his presidential campaign in Iowa with a call for unity, warning a crowd in Waterloo on Friday afternoon against “surrendering to cynicism” and calling for a revival of “civic grace”.

“I believe in this country,” he said at Hawkeye Community College, on the first day of a weekend trip to the crucial caucus state that marks a key moment in the beginning of his bid for the Democratic nomination . “I believe in us as a people. I’ve seen what can happen when we come together.”

Booker, who had appeared in Mason City earlier in the day, spoke to a crowd of about 100 as part of a roundtable discussion with local leaders. He touched on a range of issues, but devoted the most time to criminal justice reform – a signature issue for the New Jersey Democrat, who was a key champion of the First Step Act, which was signed into law by Donald Trump in a rare bipartisan win last year.

Booker touted the overhaul as a success, but called for more steps to be taken to address mass incarceration and a system that has unfairly targeted low-income and minority Americans, framing over-incarceration as both a “cancer on our soul” and also a financial burden on taxpayers.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/08/cory-booker-iowa-campaign-stop-democrat-2020-race

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:27 AM

1. I can understand that

He comes across as a really nice person, and from my few travels through Iowa, I know they'd appreciate that.

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