Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father died Thursday at age 76, the Democrat's Senate campaign said.
"Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, who recently suffered a stroke, passed away today in Las Vegas," the Booker campaign said in a statement. "Today's remaining campaign events have been canceled."
Cory Booker, 44, is running for the Senate seat held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D). He is the front-runner against Republican Steve Lonegan. New Jersey voters will head to the polls next Wednesday.
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