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August 14, 2013 8:51 am

Booker Wins Senate Primary in New Jersey

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Mayor Cory Booker. Photo: Bdsrock.

NBC News – Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the Democratic nomination in New Jersey’s special primary election by a landslide Tuesday night, putting him one step closer to a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Booker beat out three other Democratic competitors in the contest to succeed the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, defeating Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt as well as Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver. With most precincts reporting late Tuesday, Booker had a 40 point lead over the runner up, Pallone.

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