Political Highs and Lows of 2013

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  • GOP Blues
  • Failure to Launch
  • How Do They Like Him Now?
  • Looks Like America
  • Sen. Cory Booker
  • More Lows Than Highs
  • Inauguration Day
  • The S Word
  • Voting Rights Act
  • March on Washington
  • Voters Stand Their Ground Against Gun Control
  • Government Shutdown

Sen. Cory Booker

After New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died in June, Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won a special election and on Oct. 31 was sworn in, bringing the number of African-American U.S. senators to two.

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