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Booker to be sworn in Oct. 31

WASHINGTON -- Cory Booker will officially become New Jersey's newest Senator at noon on Oct. 31, Vice President Biden's office said Wednesday.

Booker to be sworn in Oct. 31

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WASHINGTON -- Cory Booker will officially become New Jersey's newest Senator at noon on Oct. 31, Vice President Biden's office said Wednesday.

Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, won a special election last week over Republican Steve Lonegan.

He will replace Republican Sen. Jeff Chiesa, who was appointed by Gov. Christie to fill-in for the late-Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Lautenberg, a Democrat, died in office in June.

Booker will restore the Democratic majority to 55 seats, including left-leaning independents who caucus with them.

 


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Jonathan Tamari is the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent. He writes about the lawmakers, politics and policy that affect Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tamari previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Before that he worked in Trenton, reporting on the characters and color of New Jersey state government. He lives in Washington.

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