LOUISVILLE, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., endorsed former State Rep. Charles Booker's campaign for U.S. Senate. Warren previously endorsed Booker in 2020 when he ran against Amy McGrath in the Democratic primary for Sen. Mitch McConnell's seat.
What You Need To Know
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed former State Rep. Charles Booker for U.S. Senate
- Warren previously endorsed Booker in 2020
- Booker is running for the seat held by Sen. Rand Paul
- He announced the run earlier this month
“Charles Booker is an extraordinary leader with the right vision and heart to reclaim Kentucky’s Senate seat for the people,” Warren said in a statement. “Charles understands that the wealthy and powerful too often write the rules in Washington, and he believes deep down that we need to change that. I believe he will take on these righteous fights, and I can’t wait to call him my colleague in the next Congress."
I’m very glad to endorse @Booker4KY for Senate. He has the vision and heart to take on this righteous fight and help make Washington work for everyone—not just the rich and powerful. https://t.co/YNbPO0FqRs— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 26, 2021
Earlier this month, Booker announced he's running for the seat currently held by Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky's junior senator. Before his official announcement, Booker held a rally with another high profile U.S. senator, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Louisville.
“This past week, I had the opportunity to visit with Governor Paul Patton and hear from residents of Eastern Kentucky. I saw clearly that the movement we started building last year has only gotten stronger,” said Booker. “What we’re doing in Kentucky will not only change our commonwealth, but will change the nation and the entire world. We will build a society in which all of us have financial freedom, health care, and true public safety. As a leader in those fights at the national level, Sen. Warren’s support is humbling. I look forward to standing with her and supporters across the country to take Kentucky’s Senate seat back for the people.”