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Booker, Gillibrand Try to Reboot Struggling Campaigns in Iowa

  • East Coast senators are languishing in polls, fundraising
  • Booker empahsizes "love" and unity as antidotes to Trump
Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand raced across Iowa over Memorial Day weekend, seeking to keep their campaigns alive and distinguish themselves in a crowded field of Democratic candidates.

Booker, a senator from New Jersey, and Gillibrand, a senator from New York, barely score in the low single digits in national polls, far behind the top-tier of candidates led by former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California.