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Voters elect Ras Baraka as next mayor of Newark

Voters have chosen Ras Baraka to lead New

Voters have chosen Ras Baraka to lead New Jersey's largest city after its former mayor left for the U.S. Senate. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

Voters have chosen Ras Baraka to lead New Jersey's largest city after its former mayor left for the U.S. Senate.

Newark residents on Tuesday were choosing between City Councilman Baraka and former state Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries.

Baraka will take the seat previously held by Cory Booker, who stepped down last year after bringing a dose of celebrity to the office.

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