In what could be the first of many forays by White House hopefuls to the political ATM of Connecticut this year and next, Cory Booker had a zen moment Sunday in Greenwich, greeting members of a Trump “resistance” group at a private meditation sanctuary.
The group 203 Action tweeted photos of the New Jersey senator -- in socks -- briefing about 40 people about his presidential candidacy during the private event, which was held at a local home and closed to the media.
“Absolutely thrilled to hear from Senator and Presidential
@CoryBooker - what an intelligent, uniting and tempered voice,” the group tweeted. “Very impressive candidate with the right mindset to move the country forward while bringing us together.”
Booker’s visit to Connecticut came on the eve of a major policy roll-out by the presidential candidate on gun control. The senator wants to create a national licensing program for firearms, limit gun sales to one per month and ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Booker is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders and the hard-charging South Bend, Ind., mayor, Pete Buttigieg in Democratic polling.
He did raise the most cash in the crowded Democratic field from Jan. 1 to March 31 in Connecticut, receiving $81,553 from 74 donors. He had fewer donors than Buttigieg and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, however.