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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election in 2014.
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February 14, 2013 The potential Democratic Party contest between 89-year-old Sen. Frank Lautenberg and 43-year-old Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker had been shaping up to be a generational battle royale. Alas, it won't happen now that Lautenberg has announced that he won't run for re-election in 2014.
May 16, 2012 Gov. Chis Christie, the straight-talking former prosecutor widely assumed to be on Mitt Romney's short-list of vice presidential candidate choices, and Newark Mayor Corey Booker, appear in a Seinfeldian skit ("Newman!") that spoofs the hero status the Democratic mayor achieved a few weeks back when he rescued a neighbor from a fire. For good measure, it also takes a poke at Christie's vice presidential potential.
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