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Lautenberg and Booker’s tortured rivalry revealed in New Jersey senate campaign

Days before Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced he wanted to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Frank Lautenberg in December, the two men’s top aides tried to negotiate over the phone. Lautenberg Chief of Staff Dan Katz…  …

Christie appoints New Jersey attorney general to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat

By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday named state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to fill the state’s vacant U.S. Senate seat until a special election is held in the fall. The seat belonged to Democrat Frank Lautenberg, who died on Monday at the age of…

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dies of pneumonia

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died Monday morning of viral pneumonia, The Record reported. He was 89 years old. Lautenberg, who retired from office on February 15, had missed several votes due to health issues dating back to late 2012. Gov. Chris Christie (R) will determine his replacement. He was wheeled…

Watch live: NJ Sen. Lautenberg announces his retirement

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announces his decision to not seek re-election after his current term is up in 2015 at an event in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 15. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Photo of Lautenberg…

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