NEWARK, N.J. — Cory Booker, who won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, promises to bring people together to solve problems in Washington.
The Newark mayor easily beat three opponents to win Tuesday's party primary to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Booker told supporters in Newark that it's an honor to be the party's nominee to succeed Lautenberg, who he called "a true champion" of the citizens he represented.
A rising star in the national Democratic Party, he promised not to play by the same old rules if sent to Washington.
His Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan, wasted no time in blasting Booker as beholden to Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
New Jersey voters haven't elected a Republican to the Senate in 42 years.
The special Senate election is Oct. 16.