BOOKER BEAT

Cory Booker expects to miss next debate but won’t drop out

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cory Booker is acknowledging that he does not expect to qualify for next week’s Democratic presidential primary debate, though he says he will remain in the race.

The campaign said Thursday that it doesn’t expect him to draw the 4% support in four qualifying polls needed by midnight to make the debate.

Booker campaign manager Addisu Demissie says the campaign has raised $3 million since the November debate, money that will be used to launch a significant television and digital ad buy.