Cory Booker wins U.S. Senate election in New Jersey, beating Steve Lonegan
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against Tea Partier Steve Lonegan, 57, a former small-town mayor.
With nearly all precincts reporting, Booker had 55% of the vote to Lonegan’s 44%. The first reaction from the social-media-savvy victor came, of course, on Twitter: “Thank you so much, New Jersey, I’m proud to be your Senator-elect.”
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