TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A woman has invaded New Jersey's congressional boys club.

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D) (

Bonnie Watson Coleman won a seat representing the 12th Congressional District in Tuesday's election. She's the first black woman ever to win a congressional seat from New Jersey.

The Democrat will become the first woman to represent New Jersey in Congress since Rep. Marge Roukema left the House in 2003.

Watson Coleman beat Republican Alieta Eck to win a seat that had been held by Democrat Rush Holt.

The state is getting two other new members of Congress, both representing districts with open seats.

The state's House delegation will still have six Republicans and six Democrats.

Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker also won a full term by defeating Republican Jeff Bell.

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