Cory Booker Sworn in, Becomes NJ’s 1st Black Senator


booker-sworn-inCory Booker, who became a rising star in the Democratic Party as mayor of Newark, has been sworn in to the U.S. Senate, becoming New Jersey’s first black senator.

Booker, 44, won a special election Oct. 16 to fill out the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

Booker is now one of two black senators currently serving; Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina was elected last year. There have been just nine in U.S. history, and he is only the fourth to be popularly elected.

{Andy Newscenter}


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