Corey Booker and Bernie Sanders were seen together in South Carolina to commemorate MLK day, leading to speculation that they might join hands for 2020. The Free Beacon reports:
Senators Cory Booker (D, N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.) are spending the Martin Luther King Day holiday in South Carolina, the state that would hold the fourth caucus or primary in the 2020 presidential campaign.
Both are assumed to be in the process of deciding to run for president, or have already decided but simply haven’t announced.
In 2016, Sanders surprised rival Hillary Clinton and political watchers with his showing in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, but then got trounced in South Carolina by a 73-26 spread.
“[South Carolina is] important because it’s the first state that these candidates will get an opportunity to vet their message with a population that reflects the heart of the Democratic Party, which is African-Americans and specifically African-American women,” former state Democratic chair Jamie Harrison was quoted as saying in Politico.
A Booker-Sanders ticket could cover more demographics than either of them individually, making them a potential threat to Trump in the 2020 election.