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N.J. Senator Cory Booker To Campaign In L.A. For Hillary Clinton Today

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) talks with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) at Riley's Cafe on January 24, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Cory Booker, former mayor of Newark and my heart, will be in L.A. Thursday to campaign for Hillary Clinton. The New Jersey senator formally endorsed Clinton in June of 2015, and has vocally supported her since.Booker, whose name has been repeatedly floated as a possible choice for VP, will visit two of Clinton's four L.A. field offices today to meet with organizers and volunteers. With less than a week remaining before the June 7 primary, Clinton's California operation is in high gear, but the young, charismatic senator's high-profile visit is intended to do more than just rally the troops. Booker will also share insight and advice from his own background as a community organizer, and talk to supporters about the work they are doing.

"In addition to being a tremendous voice on progressive issues in the U.S. Senate, Senator Booker has a strong background in community organizing, and I know our campaign supporters and volunteers are very excited to meet him," Arielle Goren, statewide press secretary for Hillary for California, told LAist.

Booker will be at the campaign's Westchester office at 12:30 p.m. today (9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 120), followed by an evening visit to Clinton's South L.A. field office (3710 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.) at 5:30 p.m. Both visits will be open to the public. Booker will head up to the Bay for further surrogate work tomorrow.

Also, a reporter asked Clinton if Booker would be her VP, and this happened:

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