Politics -- October 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM ET
"It is not titles that honor, but people who honor titles." Thank you New Jersey. I'll work hard every day to honor your confidence in me.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 17, 2013
There was another important vote Wednesday -- other than the one to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling.
In case you missed it, Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the New Jersey Senate race beating out Republican Steve Lonegan. Booker will be New Jersey's first ever African American senator.
Gwen Ifill will sit down tonight with the senator-elect tonight on the NewsHour at 6 p.m. ET. Watch here.