Senator Lautenberg’s office has announced that he will not be seeking re-election.
First the Pope, now Lautenberg. It's as if there's something about being in your late 80s that makes a man want to retire.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 14, 2013
Cory Booker smiles?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 14, 2013
Frank #Lautenberg to retire. Cory Booker likely the nexr Senator, though there may well be two vacancies given Menendez's issues
— Daniel Berman (@DanielBerman2) February 14, 2013
Oh, dear. That’s right. Geraldo Rivera has expressed interest in running in New Jersey.
BOOM RT @jaycaruso: Lautenberg not running again. AVG IQ of the entire Senate to increase.
— Marc T Grove (@mtgrove) February 14, 2013
Lautenberg figures he'll take some time off until Menendez has some more trouble. #NJSEN
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) February 14, 2013
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