Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Report: Cory Booker wins US Senate Seat

Cory Booker the current mayor of Newark appears to have won his bid to be a US Senator from New Jersey.

According to the Star Ledger, Booker is the winner against Republican Steve Lonegan with a projected margin of 55-44, far closer than most pundits and pollsters predicted.

While one poll had Lonegan in the range of ten points, most others showed far larger margins and it wasn't expected Lonegan would have the means to muster a strong closing challenge.  He was operating at a wide disparity in campaign funds: almost $10 million for the celebrity aura of Booker versus less than $2 million.

The final numbers are not official but it's safe to say Cory Booker will be the next Senator from New Jersey.

US Senator-elect Cory Booker with Mayor Zimmer on a recent campaign visit to Hoboken.

Photo courtesy NJ.com by arrangement