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Cory Booker says he is thinking about 2020 now, but maybe after mid-term elections

In this Sept. 4, 2018, photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., during the Committee of the Supreme Court nominee on the Board is talking to the nominations hearing for Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Sen. Cory Booker might look like, how he’s preparing for a possible 2020 presidential candidates, but a last stop in his home state of New Jersey is a part of the effort to focus on the critical midterms – at least for now.

Over the weekend, Booker-events throughout the Garden State published by multiple speakers, as Democrats fight to preserve the seat of the ousted sen., Robert Menendez, and vie for congressional control.

“My priority is here,” he said in an interview to The New York Times. “My priority is Menendez. My priority is flipping Congress seats. So we spend a lot of time raising money for people, which is something that is needed really. Goes to many events.”

Booker ‘ s new schedule proposes a more comprehensive, long-term agenda.

Booker is set to appear on the marquee Democratic fundraising Banquet in Iowa. Oct. 6; there, he will also be the keynote speaker. Later in the month, he will headline a democratic event in South Carolina

The senator has been campaigning for the Democrats in 20 States. He is not the last appearance in The “Tonight Show” and was profiled in New York magazine last week, saying it would be “irresponsible” to consider him for the presidency.

But nothing Booker has on the political map as his actions during the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He made public that some of the documents the Board had kept under wraps, and risk possible expulsion from the Senate.

“This is about the closest I’m going to said they probably ever in my life to a” I am Spartacus “moment,” he said.

Booker tried to mention, the 2020 rumors on Saturday, but left room for speculation.

“Is there any chance that you would run for President?” a woman in a Parking lot, asked the senator, according to The time.

“I’m honored, but I’m focused on the mid-term elections first,” he said. “I’m going to talk to you about it after the election.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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