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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, on Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, on Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

Christie, Booker: More in Common Than Meets the ‘I Do’

Updated at 6:25 am EDT Oct. 22 Sometimes leaders know what’s worth fighting for. Sometimes they know what’s not worth fighting against. So it was in New Jersey, where Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark and senator-elect from the...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

McConnell: ‘Not’ Shutting Down Again — Mule Needn’t Kick Twice

Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader, knows how to count: 54-46. (Soon to be 55-45, with the election this week of Democrat Cory Booker of Newark.) It tells him what he needs to know about his minority party’s leverage in...

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The campaign bus for Cory Booker, Newark Mayor and Democratic candidate in tomorrow's U.S. Senate special election in New Jersey, in downtown Newark on October 15, 2013.

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The campaign bus for Cory Booker, Newark Mayor and Democratic candidate in tomorrow's U.S. Senate special election in New Jersey, in downtown Newark on October 15, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 55

That’s how many Senate seats Democrats would control if Democrat Cory Booker wins a special election today in New Jersey. A victory by Booker, the Newark mayor who leads Republican opponent Steve Lonegan in polls, would allow the Democrat to...

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Senate candidate Cory Booker, left, speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan (not pictured) at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Senate candidate Cory Booker, left, speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan (not pictured) at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Booker’s Advantage Narrowing: Poll

Democrat Cory Booker’s advantage over Tea Party favorite Steve Lonegan is slipping n the special election campaign to replace the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg from New Jersey, according to a Monmouth University poll. Booker, 44, the Newark mayor, leads...

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U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey. Voters go to the polls November 5.

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U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey. Voters go to the polls November 5.

Booker Blasts Rival as Tea Partier — Lonegan Raises Money in Debate

Cory Booker tried to slam opponent Steven Lonegan as a leader in the state’s Tea Party movement during the final debate of New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election last night. The problem for Booker is that each time he did...

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Supporters pose next to U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's campaign bus during a rally on August 12, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Supporters pose next to U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's campaign bus during a rally on August 12, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Booker Benefits from Bloomberg’s Super-PAC: $1 Million in New Jersey

Independence USA, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super-political action committee, is putting $1 million into New Jersey’s tighter–than-expected U.S. Senate race to support Democrat Cory Booker.  The group has taken out a 30-second television spot in the New York and...

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Newark Mayor and Senate candidate Cory Booker speaks with members of the media at a polling center on August 13, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Newark Mayor and Senate candidate Cory Booker speaks with members of the media at a polling center on August 13, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Booker Draws Cash for Final Push

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the frontrunner for an open Senate seat from New Jersey who’s been backed by Facebook co-founder Matt Zuckerberg and Hollywood A-listers, raised $2.85 million in the two months ended Sept. 26. Booker, a 44-year-old Democrat, is...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and his wife, Anita, arrive for his state of the state address in the house chambers at the state capitol, on, Jan. 29, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and his wife, Anita, arrive for his state of the state address in the house chambers at the state capitol, on, Jan. 29, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

Perry: Wife Misspoke About Abortion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today owned up to an “oops” moment that wasn’t even his. His wife, Anita, misspoke when she told a journalist that  abortion is a woman’s right, Perry, 63, a Republican who opposes terminating pregnancies, told a...

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