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Booker Backs Jealous

The New Jersey senator called the Democrat “a proven leader who brings an authentic voice.”

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Zach C. Cohen
Oct. 17, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) formally endorsed former NAACP President Ben Jealous (D) on Tuesday. The two will campaign together Thursday in Prince George’s County. (release)

“Booker called Jealous ‘one of the most compelling voices of the X Generation’ and said he is ‘all in’ to do whatever Jealous, a political neophyte, needs to help him win. … Jealous is ‘a proven leader who brings an authentic voice,’ said Booker, who described himself as a ‘raving fan.’ He is part of ‘this next generation of leadership that brings with it an honoring of past tradition and innovative ideas in a more entrepreneurial way.’” (Washington Post)

Jealous had previously signaled an endorsement from Booker was likely.

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