BOOKER: “Today I'm suspending my campaign for president with the same spirit with which it began. It is my faith in us, my faith in us together as a nation that we share a common pain common problems that can only be solved with a common purpose and a sense of common cause. So now I commit myself to the work. I can't wait to get back on the campaign trail and campaign this hard as I can for whoever is eventual nominee and for candidate up and down the ballot. But for now I want to say, thank you. Campaigning over this last year has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. Meeting you, meeting people across this country who believe -- who know -- that we may have challenges right now in our nation, but together we will rise."