Booker, Lonegan win primaries for U.S. Senate special election - KMSP-TV

Booker, Lonegan win primaries for U.S. Senate special election

Posted: Updated:
Cory Booker (left) and Steve Lonegan (AP photos) Cory Booker (left) and Steve Lonegan (AP photos)

ANGELA DELLI SANTI | AP

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Democratic Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan will face off in an October special U.S. Senate election after winning their parties' primaries.

Booker easily defeated three other experienced Democrats who were seeking to fill the final 15 months of the term of Democrat Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.

Lonegan is a former mayor of Bogota. He beat a political neophyte to win his primary. It's his first statewide primary victory in three attempts.

Lonegan is blunt and running on an anti-tax platform. Booker is a rising star nationally among Democrats and styles himself as someone willing to work with political adversaries.

The election is Oct. 16.

Critics say Republican Gov. Chris Christie scheduled the primaries and special election to avoid being on the same November ballot as Booker. Christie denies that.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • NJ brush fire forces evacuations

    NJ brush fire forces evacuations

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:04:00 GMT
    A New Jersey school and several homes were evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a large brush fire that was being fanned by winds.Beachwood Intermediate South School was closed just after 12:30 p.m. Parents were told not to report to the school. The Ocean County Sheriff's Dept. said that all children were going to be safely evacuated to another location.
    A New Jersey school and several homes were evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a large brush fire that was being fanned by winds.Beachwood Intermediate South School was closed just after 12:30 p.m. Parents were told not to report to the school. The Ocean County Sheriff's Dept. said that all children were going to be safely evacuated to another location.
  • Large brush fire raging in Berkeley; homes evacuated

    Large brush fire raging in Berkeley; homes evacuated

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:05:30 GMT
    A massive brush fire is burning acres of land between Grand Central and Northern Boulevards in Berkeley. Homes are being evacuated in the area. Police are in the area, including helicopters. We'll have more on this story as it becomes available.
    A massive brush fire is burning acres of land between Grand Central and Northern Boulevards in Berkeley. Homes are being evacuated in the area. Police are in the area, including helicopters. We'll have more on this story as it becomes available.
  • Man charged in theft of woman's dog on first date

    Man charged in theft of woman's dog on first date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:47:04 GMT
    A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
    A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices