May 15, 2002


James Wins 5th Term in Newark as Challenger Is
(ANDREW JACOBS, May 14, 2002, NY Times)
Sharpe James became the first mayor in Newark's history to win a fifth term tonight, staving off a fierce challenge from Councilman
Cory Booker and cementing his reputation as one of New Jersey's most formidable politicians.

Mr. James, who had never lost a race in his 32-year political career, won with 53 percent of the vote to Mr. Booker's 47 percent after a bitter contest
in the most expensive election Newark has seen.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 15, 2002 7:11 PM
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