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Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks to supporters during an election night victory party after winning a special election for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced off to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Cory Booker

Cory Booker won his bid for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat Wednesday,

defeating Republican Steve Lonegan in a whirlwind special election race

that gave the ambitious Newark mayor an official entry to the national

political stage.(Yahoo News)