<p>Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (Courtesy of corybooker.com)</p>

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (Courtesy of corybooker.com)

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Cory Booker Wins Special N.J. Election, Becomes State's First Black Senator

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent the state in the U.S. Senate, defeating conservative Steve Lonegan.

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EDITORIAL: Booker Appears Headed to U.S. Senate

Newark Mayor Cory Booker easily won the Democratic primary last week and the expectation is that he’ll be easily elected to the U.S. Senate to complete the 15-month term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.