Cory Booker, a rising Democrat who could be a contender for the 2020 presidential nomination, said the Mississippi Senate special election is possibly the most important in the nation, Mississippi Today reported.
Booker was in Mississippi to raise money for Democratic candidate Mike Espy, who was the former agriculture secretary under Bill Clinton, and is running against Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and state Sen. Chris McDaniel to fill the seat vacated by former Sen. Thad Cochran.
"I could be in a lot of places," Booker said during a press conference at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. "But I'm here because I think that of all the races that are going on right now, none will be more of a game changer than this Senate race right here."
Why is it so important?
Democrats are hoping to take control of the Senate in November, and they'll have two chances to gain ground in Mississippi due to …