Cory Booker Drops outof 2020 Presidential Race On Jan. 13, Democratic candidate Cory Bookerannounced his departure from the presidential race. The announcement comes on the eve of thelatest Democratic debate, which will now onlyfeature six candidates, all of whom are white. In an email to his supporters,Booker said it was a “difficultdecision,” but that he no longerhad a “path to victory.” Cory Booker,via NBC News Booker went on to citea lack of money as oneof the reasons for hisfailed campaign