“The truth of the matter is we have much more in common than we do otherwise,” Booker said. “And there are struggles that I have experienced in the west end of Louisville that aren’t partisan — rationing my insulin, seeing my lights be cut off, not having a place to stay, seeing loved ones battle drug addiction and looking at jobs leaving our community never coming back.”
Last year, Booker, then the youngest Black Kentucky lawmaker at 35 years old and came from one of the state’s poorest zip codes, argued that his message was uniquely suited to the moment.
This story has been updated with additional developments Monday.
Source: CNN – US News