Lautenberg's GOP opponents: Millicent Fenwick 1982, Pete Dawkins 1988, Chuck Haytaian 1994, Doug Forrester 2002 and Dick Zimmer 2008.
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June 5, 2013 The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg has thrown a monkey wrench onto the plans of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. Calculations about Lautenberg's successor, and when to hold the special election, may affect Christie's re-election path this year ... as well as a potential White House bid in 2016.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
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June 4, 2013 Lautenberg, a Democrat, died on Monday. New Jersey's Republican governor says his state's voters should determine who will be the senator's successor. Christie will only name someone to serve in the interim.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in October 2012.
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June 3, 2013 The Democrat from New Jersey was the Senate's last World War II veteran. He had said earlier this year that he would not be seeking a sixth term.
February 19, 2013 Two more senators have announced their retirement. One was totally expected: the decision by 89-year old Frank Lautenberg of N.J. But the decision by Nebraska's Mike Johanns surprised everyone. Plus: latest update in Illinois 02.
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