Lautenberg won't seek re-election in 2014
February 14th, 2013
04:18 PM ET

Lautenberg won't seek re-election in 2014

Frank Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who has served five terms in the U.S. Senate since 1982, will not seek re-election next year when his term expires, the senator said in a statement Thursday.

Lautenberg, 89, returned to the Senate in mid-January after missing key votes over a weeks-long absence due to a cold which "turned into the flu, turned into a severe case of bronchitis with fluid in the chest," he said last month.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker formed a Senate campaign committee last month to explore a run for the seat while a Quinnipiac University poll released around the same time found Booker would lead Lautenberg 51% to 30% in a head-to-head matchup.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Pope Benedict XVI

    Wow. That guy looks older than me.

    February 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Is he the keeper of the crypt ?

    February 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I want pepperoni pizza now/

    February 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Chris Dorner Enterprises

    Who is this and what is this story about?

    February 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mr Snide

      Comprehension much?

      February 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TvNyC

    Who cares, this guy should be enjoying his.life with his family. Jiga please

    February 15, 2013 at 4:18 am | Report abuse | Reply

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