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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 04: Newark Mayor Cory Booker takes the stage to speak during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker is dropping out of the Democratic presidential campaign.  The decision by the African-American senator makes the remaining Democratic field less diverse. California Senator Kamala  Harris dropped out of the race late last year.  Booker’s campaign struggled with fundraising in the crowded Democratic field.  Booker pitched a campaign theme of hope and optimism in the Trump era.  In a statement to supporters, he said he still believes in that message and accused Trump of promoting hate and division.