NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cory Booker won a special election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate through next year, but the Democrat will be back on the campaign trail soon to run for a full six-year term.
The 44-year-old will fill the remaining 15 months of Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term. Lautenberg died in office in June.
That means Booker will have to run for the seat again next year.
In Wednesday’s victory speech, Booker promised to “make the Senate more accessible for all of us.”
The Newark mayor’s opponent, conservative Steve Lonegan, tells The Associated Press he has no plans to run again.
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