Lautenberg's GOP opponents: Millicent Fenwick 1982, Pete Dawkins 1988, Chuck Haytaian 1994, Doug Forrester 2002 and Dick Zimmer 2008. Ken Rudin collection hide caption

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gives details on his 2014 state budget in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Rich Schultz/AP hide caption

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. on Sept. 27. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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