WASHINGTON And then there were 12.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday, ending a once-promising bid that never quite caught on with voters.
Today Im suspending my campaign for president with the same spirit with it began: with my faith in us, my faith in us together as a nation, that we share a common pain and common problems that can only be solved with a common purpose and a sense of common cause, Booker said in a video to supporters announcing his decision.
Bookers exit leaves a dozen candidates still running for the Democratic nomination for president, roughly half the number that began in the historically large field.
Cover: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a television interview after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)