Booker to Gillibrand: ‘We will always be family’

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 (D-N.J.), who officially jumped into the 2020 Democratic primary Friday, told fellow presidential candidate Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) he was glad they were both running for president.

“You are my sister. There may be some sibling rivalry but we will always be family,” he tweeted Friday.


The comments came in response to a tweet from Gillibrand saying she would be cheering Booker on, just “not TOO hard.” 

The two senators are known to be good friends.

Booker and Gillibrand are only two of nine people who have already said they are running or are leaning toward making a bid. The primary field is expected to be the largest in modern history and could include upwards of eight senators alone. 

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.

It is unclear how long the niceties can last between the senators running in 2020, as many will likely be angling for the approval of the progressive wing of the party’s base.

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