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Senate election held in New Jersey to replace Lautenberg
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Voters in New Jersey are choosing a new U.S. Senator Wednesday.
The candidates are Democrat Cory Booker, and tea party Republican Steve Lonegan.
Booker, the Mayor of Newark, has the support of President Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
If elected, he would be the second African-American in the Senate.
Lonegan has the support of Sarah Palin and Governor Chris Christie.
The two candidates are vying to fill the Senate seat left vacant after the death of Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg last June.
Lonegan has mounted a late charge making up 10 points in the polls in the last month, but is polling anywhere from 13 to 15 points behind Booker as New Jersey heads to the polls.