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Politics Cory Booker, who isn't at the Democratic debate, spends time campaigning in Iowa

05:55  20 december  2019
05:55  20 december  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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This is how Cory Booker thinks he can win the Democratic nomination. Booker speaks with Iowa State Director Mike Frosolone after a day of campaigning in the Grand Ballroom of the Cedar Rapids Double Tree Convention Complex following the Democratic Hall of Fame event on June, 9.

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URBANDALE, Iowa — Sen. Cory Booker, who did not qualify for the Democratic debate in Los Angeles, spent Thursday evening greeting volunteers at a campaign field office here.

a man looking at the camera: Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker speaks during the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding fundraising dinner on August 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa.© John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker speaks during the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding fundraising dinner on August 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa.

He didn’t mention his absence from the debate stage, but instead argued that his campaign’s momentum is growing in the state that holds the first nominating contest in the nation.

“You guys don’t pay attention to the national polls. You pay attention to people, to their heart and their character,” he told about 30 supporters gathered to run a phone bank.

Booker says he will not make December debate stage

  Booker says he will not make December debate stage Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Thursday he is unlikely to qualify for the sixth Democratic presidential debate later this month, but insisted he still has a path to victory in the nominating contest despite lackluster fundraising and waning poll numbers."Today is the deadline for the DNC's December debate qualifying threshold - and while I may not be on the debate stage next Thursday, thanks to the outpouring of support over the past few weeks, we know there's a path to victory, and we no longer need the debate stage to get there," Booker tweeted.

Whether the Democratic candidates will argue at the debate for a certain course of action — let alone quibble with “There are some voices in the Democratic primary right now who are calling for a policy that would eliminate Mr. Booker has a set speaking time during tonight’s broadcast: thirty seconds.

Cory Booker Booker . Tom Steyer Steyer. The December Debate . To score an invite, candidates had to meet a donor requirement two polls at 6 percent or more in the four early nominating states: Iowa , New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina; or. The Democratic National Committee has made it progressively harder to qualify for debates , narrowing the field of candidates invited onstage.

The Democratic National Committee raised fundraising and donor thresholds to qualify for Thursday night’s debate. Booker met the donor requirements but failed to receive enough support in polls. (The threshold was 4% in four national polls or 6% in two early-state polls.)

It’s a larger quandary dogging Booker’s campaign — while his approval ratings are high and he is well received on the stump, his optimistic message of hope and love has failed to resonate with Democratic voters.

Booker, of New Jersey, whose voice remained hoarse after suffering a bout of the flu last week, said he disagreed with critics who have argued that voters want to see a fighter to take on President Donald Trump rather than hear a message about “love, grace and decency.”

“I just think that’s so wrong,” he said, before jumping on the phone to call potential caucus supporters.

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