Booker tweets: 'Thank you so much, New Jersey!'

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker walks out of a polling booth after casting his vote in a special election for the vacant New Jersey seat in the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Booker is going up against Republican Steve Lonegan. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's social media-happy incoming senator has given his first reaction to his election victory with a tweet.

Cory Booker says, "Thank you so much, New Jersey. I'm proud to be your Senator-elect."

With two-thirds percent of precincts reporting, the Democratic mayor of Newark has 56 percent of the vote to Republican Steve Lonegan's 43.

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