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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Cory Booker’s Victory in New Jersey Senate Race

Washington, DC – Following the announcement that Democratic candidate, Mayor Cory Booker, won the race for New Jersey’s open U.S. Senate seat, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“Today the people of New Jersey voted for a candidate in Cory Booker who is a champion for the middle class and who will be a bridge builder in Washington.

“This election was a rejection of a destructive Tea Party agenda that shut down the government and threatened default on our bills.  New Jersey voters sent a clear message that they want a senator with a track record of working in a bipartisan fashion to solve real-world problems, which is exactly what Cory has done as Mayor of Newark.  His arrival on Capitol Hill will mean another vote to put gridlock aside and a focus on helping the working families of New Jersey and across the country.”

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