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Cory Booker wins U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey
Cory Booker wins U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat. With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican tea party opponent Steve Lonegan, 55% to 44%. The Associated Press called the race for the Democrat within hours after the polls closed. After brushing past the tea party-fueled challenge from Lonegan, Booker will take over a seat long held by Democrat Frank R. Lautenberg, who died in June. "Thank you so much, New Jersey. I'm proud to be your senator-elect," Booker wrote on Twitter. Booker, who has 1.4 million...

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