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Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary election for the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, on Aug. 13, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

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Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary election for the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, on Aug. 13, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.4%

That’s the average percentage-point margin of victory for Democratic Senate candidates in New Jersey during a 13-win streak dating to 1976. Democrats probably will extend that streak to 14 in a special election on Oct. 16. Democrat Cory Booker, the...

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. carries a box of petitions to run for U.S. Senate into the state division of elections in Trenton, N.J., on June 10, 2013.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. carries a box of petitions to run for U.S. Senate into the state division of elections in Trenton, N.J., on June 10, 2013.

Pallone Promoting House Tenure (52 Senators Have it) in N.J. Senate Race

Rep. Frank Pallone, looking for an opening in a New Jersey Democratic Senate primary contest led by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is touting his long experience in Congress. “I think we need an experienced legislator” in the Senate, Pallone, a...

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Mayor Cory Booker attends TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 in San Francisco, California.

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Mayor Cory Booker attends TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 in San Francisco, California.

Booker’s Fundraising Lead Widens

Cory Booker continued his fundraising dominance in the New Jersey Senate race last month, raising money from some big names in business, sports and entertainment. Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, raised $2.1 million in the first 24 days in...

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., at a news conference in 2012

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., at a news conference in 2012

Booker ‘Showhorse,’ Lautenberg Family Suggests: ‘Stick with Frank’

Cory Booker is on a roll, right? The mayor of Newark has become a 24/7 Tweeter since announcing his bid for the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. I’m looking forward 2 being on Kelly and...

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Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrive for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee markup hearing on June 29, 2011.

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Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrive for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee markup hearing on June 29, 2011.

The Republican 14 — How Vulnerable Are They?

As noted by colleague Jonathan Salant, 14 is the number of the moment in Republican circles — the number of party senators who broke with their caucus’s 32 other members to vote for the overhaul of immigration policy the chamber passed yesterday. In these hyper-partisan times,...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question on June 4, 2013 in Trenton, N.J.  Christie will set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represents them.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question on June 4, 2013 in Trenton, N.J. Christie will set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represents them.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 192

That’s how many U.S. senators have been appointed since the 17th Amendment in 1913 granted governors the power to fill vacancies. Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will soon appoint a senator who will serve through at least Oct....

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Senate Aging: Will You Still Re-Elect Us When We’re 64?

Frank Lautenberg’s passing spotlights some obvious generational changes that have been occurring in the Senate for several years. Yet dig a little deeper, and something counter-intuitive emerges. As Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux noted yesterday upon word of Lautenberg’s death at age 89, the New Jersey Democrat...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie outlines plans for a special election to be held to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died yesterday, on June 4, 2013 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie outlines plans for a special election to be held to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died yesterday, on June 4, 2013 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Chris Christie Punts Senate Seat

Gov. Chris Christie could have appointed a Republican to succeed the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg for the next year and a half, positioning his Republican Party to defend that seat in 2014. Instead, he is calling a special election on...

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg attends a rally in support of the planned "Access to the Region's Core" (ARC) rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York City in this 2010 file photo in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg attends a rally in support of the planned "Access to the Region's Core" (ARC) rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York City in this 2010 file photo in North Bergen, New Jersey.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 31

That’s how many years it has been since a Republican represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. Democrat Frank Lautenberg’s death yesterday created a Senate vacancy that Republican Gov. Chris Christie will fill, probably with a member of his party....

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