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Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan battle to end of New Jersey Senate race
Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan battle to end of New Jersey Senate race

Campaigning ended Wednesday as voters cast ballots in the special election to pick a new U.S. senator for New Jersey. But rather than serve as a fresh read on the feelings of an electorate tormented by the messy and combative budget mess in Washington, the closing days served up a bipartisan shoulder shrug. Turnout was reported to be light, if steady, the former befitting a strangely-timed Wednesday election, just  a few weeks before the regularly scheduled statewide elections. (The date was chosen by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican running for reelection next month; the Senate seat was held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg until his death in June.) Democrat and Newark...

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