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Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker addresses delegates during the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012.

“For several months now, Mayor Booker has been taking the steps necessary to run, but he will make an official announcement at the appropriate time.”
— A spokesman for Newark Mayor Cory Booker said in a statement Tuesday after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a special election on October 16 to fill Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat.
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