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Florida Democrats snag Cory Booker as speaker for big gala

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a man some people consider a possible Hillary Clinton running mate, will star at Florida Democrats' annual gala next month in Broward County.

Booker will keynote the 2016 Leadership Blue Gala on June 18 in Hollywood, the party announced Wednesday.

"As the largest swing state in the nation, Florida will play a determining role in stopping Donald Trump and returning the Senate to Democratic hands," Booker said in a statement. "While we know the work ahead won't be easy, I know Sunshine State Democrats are fired up and ready to deliver Florida for the third time in a row."

"As Mayor of Newark and in the United States Senate, Senator Booker's leadership has brought Republicans and Democrats together to get things done without compromising on the values which make our party and our nation strong," Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant said in a statement.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:16pm]


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