Cory Booker is not gaining traction with Black voters. His campaign is drawing to a close.

Just a few minutes ago I noticed a Facebook ad from Senator Cory Booker’s campaign telling voters that Democratic National Committee had raised the threshold for its third debate to donations received from at least 130,000 donors.  In February 2019, a donation threshold of 65,000 donors was reported.

PredictIt has Mr. Booker’s “yes” vote price at two cents.  Since Mr. Booker has qualified for the first debate by meeting the 65,000 donor threshold as well as receiving at least one percent support from voters polled, part of Mr. Booker’s market performance problem may be due to an inability to gain traction with the dominant block of Democratic primary voters: black people.  He is viewed by some in the black community as disingenuous, reports Blue Telusma for The Grio.com.

Until recently lesser known candidates such as Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang are besting the U.S. senator from New Jersey and I believe that unless Mr. Booker can at least improve his performance among black voters, he may be calling it quits before the September debates.

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Author: Alton Drew

I graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). I am a member of the Maryland Bar and practice political law. You can follow me on Twitter @altondrew. You can email me at altondrew@altondrew.com.

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