Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the special election Oct. 16 for the U.S. Senate. With the victory, the New Jersey Democrat becomes only the ninth African American appointed or elected to the U.S. Senate. Here is a list.
Cory Booker Booker gestures as he leaves a polling station after casting his ballot during the Senate primary election on Oct. 16. Booker, the charismatic mayor of New Jersey's largest city, beat conservative Steve Lonegan. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Buy Photo