Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview perhaps for 2020

In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks before President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. –The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker’s back in New Hampshire this weekend for a jam-packed two-day trip that could turn out to be a tune up for the New Jersey Democrat’s potential presidential campaign.

Booker’s headlining the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s post-midterm election “victory celebration,” in Manchester. But the possible presidential contender is also the main attraction Saturday at house parties with activists in Nashua, Concord, and Keene.

He kicked off his trip by huddling with leading local Democrats at café in Nashua, greeting the breakfast crowd and taking selfies with customers.

Booker, who says he’ll take the holiday season to assess whether to run in 2020, tells The Associated Press that the trip is “really helpful to me in understanding what a potential presidential campaign would be about.”