Newark mayor Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has defeated former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan (R-N.J.) in the New Jersey U.S. Senate race.

Chris Abeel, director of government affairs at The New Jersey Credit Union League, praised Booker's victory.

"We're very pleased with the outcome of yesterday's special election. Senator-elect Booker has expressed his support for credit unions on numerous occasions, and we look forward to working with him to ensure New Jersey's credit unions are able to continue to serve their more than one-million members," he told Credit Union Times on Thursday.

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