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Vegan Senator Cory Booker announces intention to run for US President


New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has announced he will enter the race to become the democratic nominee for President.


Booker, who is vegan, made the announcement via a video message.


He said:

"We are better when we help each other.
"I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame."

It's expected to be one of the most open Democratic nominee races of all time, according to NPR with 10 candidates already having put themselves forward to run.


The eventual winner will face current President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.


See Senator Booker's video below:


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