Booker easily wins New Jersey Senate primary

Greg Nash

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) easily won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s Senate race on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to earn a third term in November.

Booker, the former Newark mayor, beat back a primary challenge from progressive Lawrence Hamm, an activist and community organizer. The New Jersey senator received 89 percent of the vote with 14 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

Booker, who unsuccessfully ran for president last year, is expected to be the favorite in the general election this year, with The Cook Political Report rating the Senate seat as “Solid Democratic.”

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