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

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.”