Cory Booker

Cory Booker Being Sworn in to Senate Today

New junior senator from New Jersey

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Cory Booker, who became a rising star in the Democratic Party as mayor of Newark, has come to Washington.

Booker, 44, will be sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. He won a special election Oct. 16 to fill out the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Vice President Joe Biden will conduct the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.