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Booker running for Senate

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The Washington Post is reporting that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has officially announced his plans to run for Frank Lautenberg's open Senate seat.

Booker, 44, made his announcement at a news conference in Newark, and is being endorsed by former Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, the Post reports.

The son of civil rights activists, a graduate of Stanford, and a Rhodes Scholar with a law degree from Yale, the Democratic candidate only has one opponent thus far: Republican Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, NJ.

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