Booker Thanks Backers, Says He Expects GOP Support

By KATIE ZEZIMA and GEOFF MULVIHILL
|  Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013  |  Updated 11:36 AM EDT
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Booker Says He Expects GOP Support

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker

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Democratic Senate nominee Cory Booker says he expects to get support from New Jersey Republicans because he says his opponent is “on the far margin” of the GOP.

Booker won the nomination Tuesday over three experienced opponents in a special U.S. Senate primary. He thanked supporters early Wednesday outside a Hoboken train station.

His opponent is Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor. He has led the New Jersey chapter of the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity.

Booker says the special Senate election Oct. 16 will present a stark choice for voters.

The race is to fill the remaining 15 months of the seat held by the late Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.

 

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