New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker wins special election to U.S. Senate

Reuters

NEWARK, N.J., Oct 16 (Reuters) - Democrat Cory Booker, themayor of Newark, was the unofficial winner of a special electionon Wednesday to fill the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat,according to local media.

Booker, who had been heavily favored in polls, defeatedconservative Republican Steve Lonegan, a former small-townmayor, according to tallies published online by The New YorkTimes, Politico and the Star-Ledger newspaper.

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