DES MOINES, Iowa — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is scheduled to headline Iowa Democrats’ marquee fall banquet next month, raising his national profile further on the heels of a spotlight role in confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Booker is the first of the Democrats’ better-known potential 2020 presidential candidates to make plans to visit the leadoff caucus state this year. Several lesser-known Democrats have already begun making introductions.
Booker struck a defiant tone this week as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in declaring his willingness to face expulsion from the Senate by releasing an email from Kavanaugh about racial profiling written during his time as a top White House aide to President George W.
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