Democratic Mayor of Newark, NJ Cory Booker Wins New Jersey Special US Senate Election Defeated Republican Steve Lonegan
Cory Booker wins special Senate election in the Garden State …
Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has defeated Republican Steve Lonegan tonight in the special U.S. Senate election. The Politico is reporting with With 98% of precincts reporting, Booker led Lonegan by just over 10 points, 54.6% to 44.4%. The turnout was low as only about 1.2 million votes had been cast by 10:30 p.m., in a state of almost 5.5 million registered voters. The special election is to fill the seat of longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D). It has been occupied by an interim appointee, Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R), since shortly after Lautenberg’s death in June.
The 44-year-old two-term Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey defeated his Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan, Wednesday in a special U.S. Senate election.
“I’m going down to make the Senate more accessible to all of us. I will bring more voice to the voices too often ignored in our state. I will be dogged and determined, relentless and unfaltering in my sense of service for all of New Jersey,” said Booker from a victory rally at his election headquarters in Newark.
“If you voted for me, I will make you proud. If you didn’t vote for me, I will work every single day to earn your trust. Remember this always: I work for all of New Jersey.”