Massachuusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is endorsing Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker ahead of the 2022 Election.
Booker’s campaign announced the news in a press release on Monday, citing the endorsement from Warren as proof of “major momentum.”
“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.”
Warren previously flip-flopped her endorsement in the 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Kentucky, first with candidate Amy McGrath, and then switching to Booker during the race. Booker is vying for the Democratic nomination in 2022 to take on U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky.
“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,” Booker said in the news release. “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.”