PHOTOS: A record-breaking moment for women in the Senate
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 BookerBooker 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