Newark Mayor Cory Booker has won the U.S. Senate seat after a special election in New Jersey yesterday. The victory makes Booker the first-ever African American U.S.
Senator from New Jersey and the first African American to be elected to
the Senate since Barack Obama in 2004.
Tributes to the power and influence of Democratic strategist Bill Lynch, who joined the ancestors last week, come in a variety of ways. Lynch, who became known as "the rumpled genius" after helping David N. Dinkins get elected as NYC mayor in 1989, was 72. Here, he is remembered by reporter Herb Boyd.