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Jon Bon Jovi says Sen. Cory Booker is ‘the right leader for this moment’ in fundraising email

Jon Bon Jovi says fellow New Jerseyan Cory Booker is ‘the right leader for this moment’ in email to senator’s supporters during final push to raise $1.7m campaign funds by MONDAY

  • Jon Bon Jovi put his name on a Saturday email asking Sen. Cory Booker’s supporters to donate money to his campaign 
  • Bon Jovi called Booker ‘the right leader for this moment’ and said he’d unify the country and give it a ‘renewed sense of shared purpose’ 
  • As of Saturday night, Booker is about $168,400 short of his $1.7million goal
  • Booker’s campaign said he needs to raise the remaining funds by September 30
  • If he doesn’t hit the goal, he is expected to drop out of the Democratic race

Musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi has put his name on an email sent to Sen. Cory Booker’s supporters, urging them to donate to the New Jersey senator’s 2020 campaign fund. 

Booker’s campaign had said on September 21 that Booker needed to raise $1.7million by Monday, otherwise he would have to drop out of the running for the Democratic party’s 2020 presidential candidate nomination race.    

Bon Jovi’s email, which was sent out Saturday and signed by the rocker, is part of Booker’s campaign’s final push to raise funds before the Federal Election Commission’s quarterly financial reporting deadline for presidential candidates, according to ABC News.   

Jon Bon Jovi (on June 19) put his name on an email sent to Cory Booker supporters Saturday, asking them to contribute to his campaign fund as part of the senator’s final fundraising effort 

Bon Jovi (left) said he believes Booker (right) is the 'right leader for the moment' and noted that they are friends. The New Jersey natives are pictured here in December 2009

Bon Jovi (left) said he believes Booker (right) is the ‘right leader for the moment’ and noted that they are friends. The New Jersey natives are pictured here in December 2009 

As of Saturday evening, Booker was said to be about $168,400 short of the goal, according to CBS News.  

Bon Jovi’s email read that the county is ‘deeply divided in a way we haven’t been in a long time.’

He wrote that ‘I believe we need to respond with a strong call for unity and a renewed sense of shared purpose. I can’t think of anyone better than Cory Booker to rise to the challenge.’

Bon Jovi called Booker ‘the right leader for this moment.’

A portion of the fundraising email that Jon Bon Jovi signed which was sent out Saturday

A portion of the fundraising email that Jon Bon Jovi signed which was sent out Saturday

‘To put it simply,’ Bon Jovi concluded, ‘I think Cory Booker is a great man who would do an amazing job in the White House. I’m lucky to call him a friend, and all of us would be lucky to call him our president.’ 

This isn’t the first time that Bon Jovi has helped Booker raise money for his campaign. 

In August, Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorthea, hosted a fundraiser for the senator at their East Hampton home. They also donated $2,800 each to his campaign, the maximum allowed by the campaign at this stage of the race.   

On September 21, Booker’s campaign manager Addisu Demissie told the AP that the funds raised would be invested in campaign operations in October and November in an effort to succeed in 2020’s early voting states and Super Tuesday primaries.

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