Booker says he 'hit a solid double' at first debate

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.) suggested he’s happy with his performance at Wednesday night’s first Democratic debate. 

“I use baseball terminology. I think we hit a solid double, a solid double last night,” Booker told Sirius XM’s “The Joe Madison Show” on Thursday. 

Booker said he was the “No. 1 Googled name” during the debate. 

“People are still discovering me,” Booker said, adding that the campaign saw a surge in online donations after the debate. “I hope that continues. So a lot of the analytics coming out of the night showed that we gained ground, and I hope that momentum now continues to build.”


GoogleTrends showed Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-Hawaii), a relatively unknown candidate ahead of the debate, was the most-searched candidate following the debate. 

The 10 candidates onstage didn’t mention former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, seen as a front-runner in the primary, once during the debate. 

Biden will take the stage Thursday with nine more candidates. 

Booker told Madison it wasn’t a mistake not to mention Biden. 

“No, look, I’ve been talking about him all week, and about a guy who just doesn’t understand how that word ‘boy’ has been used to demean and degrade so much,” Booker said, referring to his response to Biden’s recent remarks over working with segregationists. “So I was prepared if they asked me about it, but there were so many other topics to be covered, and I’m sure people will continue to ask me about that.”

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