New Jersey

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Ahead of Other Democrats in Primary for NJ Senate Race

Enjoying 53 percent support

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a huge lead in the Democratic primary for New Jersey's special Senate election, according to two polls out Monday.

Booker, who formally joined the race this weekend, takes 53 percent in a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Rep. Rush Holt is a distant second with 10 percent, and Rep. Frank Pallone takes 9 percent.