Booker, 43, received rave reviews from Democrats after his speech last year to the party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C.
More recently he was in the news after he ducked what was widely expected to be a 2013 challenge to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Booker bowed out of the race after Christie’s poll numbers soared in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and it became clear he’d lose to the Republican governor.
Booker instead is eyeing a 2014 run for U.S. Senate, so an excursion to South Florida, which is the home of many big bucks political donors to national campaigns would be in his interest. One challenge: Incumbent U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, also a Democrat, hasn't expressed any desire to step aside in favor of Booker.
“He’s an exciting motivational speaker,” said Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar. “He is part of the next generation of political leaders in the Democratic Party.”
The Democratic Party Unity Dinner (formerly called the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner) is March 23 at the Marriott in Coral Springs. Tickets are $150.