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Booker likely headed to Senate after blowout NJ primary victory

Newark Mayor Cory Booker easily won the New Jersey Senate Democratic primary on Tuesday night, more than doubling his nearest opponent's share of the vote at the time the race was called.

With just 7 percent of precincts reporting, Booker took 57 percent of the vote, to Rep. Frank Pallone's (D-N.J.) 25 percent, Rep. Rush Holt's (D-N.J.) 14 percent and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver's 4 percent support.

Republican Steve Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota who twice before ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for governor, won the Republican primary with more than 80 percent of the vote. The Associated Press has called both races.

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