Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) campaign made it plain and simple on Saturday: if they don’t raise another $1.7 million by September 30, they don’t see a “legitimate long-term path forward,” to compete for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Booker’s campaign manager Addisu Demissie wrote in a memo on Saturday morning, first reported by NBC News, that “Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward.”
“He’s never been in this to raise his profile or to sell books. He is in it to win it,” Demissie wrote. “The next ten days will decide whether or not he can.”