Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.) welcomed fellow Democrat and friend Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (N.J.) to the 2020 presidential race Friday, telling him that she would be cheering for him, “just, you know, not TOO hard.”
“Congratulations and welcome to the race to one of my closest friends, @corybooker!” Gillibrand, who set up an exploratory committee earlier this year, wrote on Twitter. “I’ll be cheering you on—just, you know, not TOO hard.”
Congratulations and welcome to the race to one of my closest friends, @corybooker! I’ll be cheering you on—just, you know, not TOO hard. pic.twitter.com/zeWskppQpv
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 1, 2019
Gillibrand also included a video released in January of the two playing a game called “How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker?”
The two are known to be good friends.
Booker responded by calling her his sister, saying that while there “may be some sibling rivalry…we will always be family.”
Huge smile! Kirsten, I am glad we are both in.
As I told folks today on The View:
You are my sister. There may be some sibling rivalry but we will always be family. https://t.co/EHqfZtdKYN
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 1, 2019
Booker, the former mayor of Newark, N.J., announced his candidacy earlier Friday morning, joining what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field.
Along with Gillibrand, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) are also in the race.
Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-Hawaii), former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what ‘policing’ means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight Minnesota AG Keith Ellison says racism is a bigger problem than police behavior; 21 states see uptick in cases amid efforts to reopen The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan says there will be consequences from fraying US-China relations; WHO walks back claims on asymptomatic spread of virus MORE (D-Md.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., have also entered the 2020 contest.
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