Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is running for president, but he won’t have his girlfriend by his side during the campaign.
Actress Rosario Dawson said she has no plans to endorse Booker, even though the two are dating. (RELATED: Cory Booker: Sometimes I Feel Like A Punching Bag)
“Regardless of Cory, I wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate this election,” Dawson said at Variety’s Toronto Film Festival. “I really just want to be behind the electorate.”
Dawson also accused the media of holding her to a different standard than Booker, mentioning that the press is not paying as much attention to her appearance in the upcoming Zombieland sequel.
“He’s hoping to make the ‘Zombieland’ premiere, but I’m curious to see, if he doesn’t, if he’s going to get the same amount of press being like ‘why aren’t you supporting your women,” Dawson said. “I’ve been getting all this press like ‘Why aren’t you at your man’s side’ when I’ve made it really clear that it’s okay to be a working mom.”
Dawson and Booker have been public about their relationship since March, shortly after Booker launched his campaign. The first-term New Jersey senator has struggled to gain traction in the race so far, polling well behind the front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
UPDATE: Dawson tweeted Monday that “of course” she supports Booker’s campaign.
For the record I, of course, endorse @CoryBooker. Anyone writing otherwise clearly hasn’t been paying attention. My focus this election is on voter registration and the census. Proud to celebrate 15 years with @votolatino and support folks in using their voice and being counted!
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) September 9, 2019