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AP: Democrat Cory Booker wins special Senate election over Lonegan
northjersey.com ^ | 10-16-2013 | Melissa Hayes

Posted on 10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT by servo1969

The Associated Press has declared Newark Mayor Cory Booker the winner in Wednesday's special U.S. Senate election.

Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Tea Party Republican, to serve out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term.

Although the race was close early on, Democrats were quick to declare Booker the winner. Only 40 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m., the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was declaring victory. A short time later, state Sen. Barbara Buono, who is running against Governor Christie in the Nov. 5 election, offered her congratulations to Booker.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; christie; lonegan; nj2013; senate; senatortbone; tbone
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1 posted on 10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

When it rains it pours, I suppose.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 6:52:41 PM PDT by servo1969
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Thanks, New Jersey, you’re awesome!


3 posted on 10/16/2013 6:53:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: servo1969
Meanwhile 30% of the precincts haven't reported.

/johnny

4 posted on 10/16/2013 6:53:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: servo1969

Apparently nobody gives a damn anymore.


5 posted on 10/16/2013 6:53:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: servo1969

Looks like a 12 point differential. That’s an improvement for the GOP in Nj.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 6:53:50 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: servo1969

Princess Clinton/Booker 2016.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Liberal precincts?


8 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: servo1969

Talk about a bad day. I’d hate to ask, can it get any worse? But often the answer to that question is more bad news.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:25 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: servo1969

Its Joisy. I hope it cost Booker a bunch of Obamabucks.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wideawake
Not shabby for a fire-breathing conservative without much support from the national party.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

We’ll see. Seems the jackasses jumped fast with their announcements.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:58 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: servo1969

Stupid, stupid NJers.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: cripplecreek
Booker spent 10 times what Lonegan did.

/johnny

14 posted on 10/16/2013 6:55:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: servo1969

How many precincts in Newark and other major cities received 110% turnout?


15 posted on 10/16/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT by matt04
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To: TMA62
I don't expect him to win, but I do want to see the final numbers.

/johnny

16 posted on 10/16/2013 6:56:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: servo1969

If you can call it good news, just look at the debt clock. Imagine that hanging ominously over New Jersey. these people will get the government they deserve.


17 posted on 10/16/2013 6:56:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: servo1969

Enjoy NJ... you are owned by the left, controlled by the left and condemned by the left.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 6:56:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Keep talking! I’m lovin’ it!


19 posted on 10/16/2013 6:57:14 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: servo1969

The New Jersey cesspool provides us with another floater.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 6:57:24 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: servo1969

Dead people and illegals always vote Dem, it was in the bag for Booker before the votes were even counted.


21 posted on 10/16/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: All

America continues to circle the drain.

Heartbreaking.

The MSM is gushing over this little twink as being a “rising star” in politics.

Have they ever used that term to describe a Conservative?


22 posted on 10/16/2013 6:58:18 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (FUBO and that Transvestite you call a wife.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

who believes in fair elections in this race? i pretty much believe the repulican establishment tanked lonegan as much as the dems created votes for booker.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 6:58:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Or the state party. I got a Kyrillos email on the daily from NJGOP last cycle. Signs everywhere. Mailers too. TV commercials in key time slots.

Lonegan's votes/dollars ratio must be through the roof.

24 posted on 10/16/2013 7:00:04 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: servo1969

Let’s take bets when Booker gets busted for corruption.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 7:00:26 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Let’s take bets when Booker gets busted for corruption.

As if it would matter.

26 posted on 10/16/2013 7:00:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

I don’t think anyone who knows politics expected Lonegan to win, but I was curious as to the closeness of the vote. He did better than expected, hope he can close the gap to sub-10%.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 7:01:05 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: servo1969

How did Snooki vote? Inquiring minds and all that jazz....


28 posted on 10/16/2013 7:01:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: servo1969

Shocking. Oh the humanity! That disaster happened in New Jersey too.


29 posted on 10/16/2013 7:01:18 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: servo1969

So has Fatso called Booker yet to congratulate him?


30 posted on 10/16/2013 7:02:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stevio
This election is just to fill the remaining term. NJ gets to try this all over again next year. Maybe the national party will push a little support his way.

/johnny

31 posted on 10/16/2013 7:02:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The Democrats did not need to cheat in this race. If Booker got a 50% turnout of legal black women voters alone, that would have put him over the top. The GOP in NJ is a club. The Democrats are a party.


32 posted on 10/16/2013 7:03:53 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: dfwgator

They’re probably having a sleepover party.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 7:04:35 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s with ZIP support from the NRSC


34 posted on 10/16/2013 7:05:06 PM PDT by Postman (Flies get too litle credit. They know!)
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To: servo1969

Ann Coulter said it this morning, in between fits of madness, praising McConnell to the hilt by virtue that he’s better than Trent Lott ever was, who admitted to have been in it for the money.

She reminded that ‘democrats do not lose close races’


35 posted on 10/16/2013 7:06:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Postman

he didn’t have a chance.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 7:06:12 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Postman
I think my Senator Cornyn is involved with NRSC. I'll be giving him a call tomorrow to speak to him as one would speak to a red-headed step child.

/johnny

37 posted on 10/16/2013 7:06:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; servo1969
Can the South, the Heartland, the Mountain States and Alaska just get a divorce from both coasts? Oh, and we get the Military. . Capitol in Omaha?
38 posted on 10/16/2013 7:06:17 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Maybe the national party will push a little support his way.

Not Lonegan. The national party hates him because he's an actual real life conservative.

If they dug up Christie Todd Whitman's bones and ran them, she'd get more party support than Lonegan.

39 posted on 10/16/2013 7:06:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: servo1969

Republicans will win fewer and fewer elections until they figure out a way to stop the democrat fraud and ballot box stuffing.


40 posted on 10/16/2013 7:07:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"Booker spent 10 times what Lonegan did."

Look at the points spread. Nobody expected Lonegan to win.

In two weeks, look at the points spread between Christie and what's-her-name.

41 posted on 10/16/2013 7:07:33 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Here’s to hope!


42 posted on 10/16/2013 7:07:57 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: servo1969

Booker 56% Lonegan 43% with 75% of precincts reporting.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/booker_vs_lonegan_county-by-county_voting_results_in_us_senate_election.html#incart_river


43 posted on 10/16/2013 7:08:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Gene Eric

I voted for Steve. I was proud to do so.


44 posted on 10/16/2013 7:08:46 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: cripplecreek

I’m originally from MA, but married NJ. I’ve never heard anyone from NJ say Joisy! You got a problem with that? ( joking)

I live in a small town in Essex County. (Glen Ridge - about 12 miles from NYC the way the birds fly.) A small town with gas lamps, and it used to be very conservative. However, in the past years there has been an influx of NYers, and the Dems have taken over. We are very much aware of the mess that Newark is in, and I will be curious as to the vote count in this town. Not that we would make any difference. In a Prez election-— fageddaboudit!

The voting place I went to covered several districts, and there were only a few people there. I am curious as to the turnout %. If the town has a lot of Dems, they probably don’t give a darn for Lonegan, even if they don’t like Booker.


45 posted on 10/16/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: TexGrill

There is always Hillary’s victory in 2016 to look forward to


46 posted on 10/16/2013 7:10:54 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: dead
I'll be making my scathing calls to those in the national party that should have supported him. Nothing changes if we do nothing.

/johnny

47 posted on 10/16/2013 7:12:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gene Eric

They are black. Would elect the devil himself if he was boack.


48 posted on 10/16/2013 7:13:12 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Red in Blue PA

Snooki? I want to know how lautenberg voted.


49 posted on 10/16/2013 7:13:48 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: longfellowsmuse

That’s true. And some people ask why I left America a few years ago. I love it when people say, but you live in Red China. At least the Chinese are trying to initiate more free market reforms, meanwhile the US government’s reforms are wiping out the free market.


50 posted on 10/16/2013 7:13:50 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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