By ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker has fended off three experienced opponents to win the Democratic nomination for a special U.S. Senate election.
He'll face former Bogota (bah-GOH'-tah) mayor Steve Lonegan (LON'-uh-guhn), who won the Republican nomination Tuesday. They are to meet in an Oct. 16 election likely to be full of contrasts.
Booker is a prolific social media user who talks of trying to find common ground with political adversaries to fix problems.
He received about 60 percent of the vote as he defeated U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver.
Lonegan is an anti-tax crusader who scoffs at Booker's rosy vision.
Lonegan got about 80 percent of the vote against political newcomer Alieta (uh-LEET'-uh) Eck.
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