Not A ‘Stunt’: Booker Says He Needs More Money Stat Or His Run Is Done

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a campaign stop at the African American Museum of Iowa on February 08, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Booker, whose has family from Iowa,... CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a campaign stop at the African American Museum of Iowa on February 08, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Booker, whose has family from Iowa, is in the state campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) took to Twitter to give an “unvarnished look” at the state of his campaign’s finances — and the prognosis is grim.

If his campaign can’t raise $1.7 million in the next nine days, he says, he doesn’t see a “legitimate long-term path forward.”

Booker has struggled to break away from the pack, consistently polling in the single digits, though he has already qualified for the October DNC debates. It is unclear if he will still participate if his campaign fails to raise the money by the end of the month.

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