Skip to comments.Booker wins U.S. Senate seat
Posted on 10/17/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215
Booker, 44, will become the Senate's seventh youngest member, and its ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected. Even before winning the race, he was widely seen as a potential vice presidential contender as soon as 2016, though his credentials took a hit when the race turned out far closer than many expected.
With nearly all of the vote counted, Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by about 10 percentage points - a convincing margin in most races, but much smaller than many had predicted for a rising star facing an underfunded opponent with views out of step with New Jersey's liberal leanings.
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So, collective New Jersey is ever typical. I feel sorely sorry for those in then non-city, western parts of NJ who are frankly outnumbered by selfish losers on the cost and in the large cities.
Meanwhile, he lies about where he lives. Newark is worse off but who cares because he has a D after his name.
How anyone could vote for him is totally beyond me. Newark is in shambles with 14% unemployment, escalating crime, etc.
Low information voters are responsible for the state of our country and everyone on the dole should be ineligible to vote.
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Jersey.”
just what we need in the senate sarc
It’s surely not Chinatown!
He’s got that seat for life if he wants it.
The RNC didn’t give Lonegan one dime.
Not to mention Jerseyites just couldn't pass up electing Magic Negro Jr.
You can bet Christie is largely responsible for that.
Blacks voted for solely because his skin had the "correct" amount of pigment, white liberals voted for him solely because they wanted to "feel good about themselves" and assuage "white guilt". Competence, qualifications, or prior job performance never even entered the equation (See Obama 2008/2012)...
Of course he did. More proof that you can’t fix stupid.
They’re democrats.....what did you think they would do. This is New Jersey!!!
Lonegan did a terrific job!!! God bless him!!! Thanks, Steve!!! The revolution to save and restore America to greatness has been kept alive by American patriot, Steve Lonegan!!!
Your outstanding performance last night is even more stunning when you realize....that less then one year ago...Obama carried NJ by seventeen (17) points and Bob Menendez beat his Republican SEnate challenger by twenty (20) points.
Whoever thought that almost 600,000 New Jersey voters would vote for a “true” Conservative candidate!!! Go Tea Party Pubbies!!! great job...Mr. Lonegan!!!
I want to see if he is sworn in immediately, or if there are delays.
Remember there were delays in swearing in and seating Scott Brown after the special election in Massachusetts in 2010. I want to see if Harry Reid drags his feet on seating Senator elect Booker, or if he moves quickly to get him sworn in.
You should see Newark up close and personal. Coming in last Saturday from the airport on McCarter hwy, there are weeds growing in every crack in the concrete and bare dirt. The was trash on the sides of the highway. It’s like there is no care about how it looks. It’s a filthy town.
Now I was coming from DisneyWorld and The Disney property is spotless. The contrast was astounding. There are many things to judge his performance as Mayor. This is just one of many. But of course, if you don’t even live in the city, why should you care?
Now we have a new senator. Shame on us.
So are the dems planning to run him against Hitlery in the primaries?
If I’m not mistaken the violence among the inner-city youth with illegal guns has gone up.