Booker Wins US Senate Election in NJ


cory-booker[Click here for county by county results.] Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising national Democratic star, was elected to the U.S. Senate Wednesday and will become New Jersey’s first ever African American senator.

Booker defeated Republican Steve Lonegan, a former mayor of Bogota. With 58 percent of the vote counted, the Associated Press called the contest for Booker, who was carrying 56 percent of the vote.

When Booker is sworn in, the Democratic Caucus will once again hold a 55-45 advantage over the GOP Conference. Booker will fill the seat once held by Frank Lautenberg, a long-serving Democratic senator who died in June. Gov. Chris Christie appointed fellow Republican Jeff Chiesa to be Lautenberg’s interim replacement.

Booker, 44, will become the chamber’s second African American member along with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

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  1. What do the results show? That the more urban areas are dominated by liberals, and the G-d fearing people are more out in the countryside, or suburbs to a degree. That is an old story and why various gedolim didn’t want to be in big cities. Living in big cities can lead people to think that they are all powerful and not depdendent on Hashem, chas veshalom. And then things like Sandy come and send them a different message.

  2. New Jersey is now represented in the US Senate by a leftist Hispanic and a leftist African-American, both of whom support same-gender marriages; equal rights for toeivah, and abortions.