By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief
Sen. Cory Booker says an impeachment trial and other pressing issues in Washington could deal a “big, big blow” to his Democratic presidential campaign by keeping him away from Iowa before the Feb. 3 caucuses.
Booker is among five senators seeking the Democratic nomination who face spending the lead-up to the first-in-the-nation caucus as jurors in President Donald Trump’s trial.
The challenge for Booker is particularly acute, given that he has struggled to break into the top tier and needs a strong showing in Iowa to keep his campaign going.
The New Jersey senator spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday for its “Ground Game” podcast.