Now that it looks like I will be returning back to my day job, I figure now was the best time to bring myself out of exile and return to blogging. During this sabbatical, I've been able to accomplish a lot of things so please expect a blog post about my adventures to come in the near future.
Now let's get back to what this post is about:
The AP is reporting that Newark mayor, Cory Booker, has just been elected to the United States senate after winning a special election. The AP called the race with Booker leading Tea Party candidate Frank Lonegan 55 percent to 44 percent with 41 percent of precincts reporting.
The election was definitely a contentious one between Booker and Lonegan. Lonegan brought out right-winged heavy weights such as Sarah Palin to campaign for him.
Booker prevailed after an unusual four-month race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a fellow Democrat, in June.
Booker, 44, will serve out the last 15 months of Lautenberg’s term, and will need to run in 2014 for a chance at serving a full six-year term beyond that.
Booker led Lonegan, 57, by more than 30 points as recently as September, but a Monmouth University poll released this week showed a gap narrowed to 10 points.