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Post by Addie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:17 pm

[link]NBC NY,http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Co ... 09291.html[/link]





Lautenberg Has Decided Not to Run Again: Sources





Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg has decided not to run for re-election, NBC 4 New York has learned.





Sources familiar with Lautenberg's thinking tell NBC 4 New York that the senator, who turns 89 this month, won't run again in 2014. The news comes the same week that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has filed papers allowing him to raise money for a U.S. Senate run in New Jersey.





Booker told NBC 4 New York last month that he was exploring a run for Lautenberg's seat. NBC 4 New York was first to report the decision.





Booker said Friday that the filing simply keeps him competitive in the jockeying for the seat. If he spends money in his exploration, he must report it.





Lautenberg's office declined comment.


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Post by mimi » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am

This might have helped him make that decision.





Frank Lautenberg’s age an issue, poll says





Booker leads Lautenberg (D-N.J.) 51 percent to 30 percent in a Democratic primary matchup for the 2014 Senate race, a poll from Quinnipiac University found on Wednesday.


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Of those surveyed, 71 percent said Lautenberg’s age — the incumbent Democratic senator turned 89 on Wednesday — might make it too difficult for him to do the work required of a senator, while 21 percent said his age gives him the “wisdom and experience to do a good job.”





Garden State voters still approve of Lautenberg’s job performance, 50 to 34 percent, but those surveyed said that he “does not deserve to be reelected,” 45 to 36 percent.[/break1]politico.com/story/2013/01/poll-lautenbergs-age-an-issue-86603.html]http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/p ... 86603.html



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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:53 pm

[link]The Hill,http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/sen ... z2JaEx3eOV[/link]





Geraldo Rivera says he may run for New Jersey's US Senate seat





Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he’s “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey.





“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife ... but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.” ...





“I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I’m really having a great time,” Rivera added. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”





Rivera could face a tough primary challenge, however, with reports suggesting that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are all weighing bids for the GOP ticket.


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:10 pm

Thank doG Rivera is a Republican.



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Post by BFB » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 pm

[link]The Hill,http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/sen ... z2JaEx3eOV[/link]





Geraldo Rivera says he may run for New Jersey's US Senate seatRivera is a joke. His candidacy would be sunk by any opponent quoting from the biography he wrote, I think in the 90s.





Interesting that Guadagno is contemplating. Kyrillos has some statewide recognition from his run against Menendez. If Guadagno runs, she'll probably get the GOP nod. Not certain she'd be able to beat Booker, though.



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Post by mimi » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:38 am







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February 13, 2013





Lautenberg Isn't Going to Go Gently


If Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) was hoping to nudge Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) toward retirement, the New York Times notes "his announcement has had precisely the opposite effect. Mr. Lautenberg, a fighter dubbed 'swamp dog' by a past opponent, has embraced his job with new vigor."





"And he brightens at the prospect of tussling with a man half his age, even speaking openly to his staff about running again. He has jabbed at Mr. Booker, joking that he deserves a spanking for trying to unseat a fellow Democrat, and noting that the well-traveled mayor has no shortage of work to do in his own struggling city."





Said Lautenberg: "I'm going to finish the work I'm doing. And he should finish the work he is doing instead of traipsing around the country."[/break1]com/archives/2013/02/13/lautenberg_isnt_going_to_go_gently.html]http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/ ... ently.html





Frank is 89 years old.



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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:39 am

[link]The Hill,http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/sen ... z2JaEx3eOV[/link]





Geraldo Rivera says he may run for New Jersey's US Senate seatRivera is a joke. His candidacy would be sunk by any opponent quoting from the biography he wrote, I think in the 90s.





Interesting that Guadagno is contemplating. Kyrillos has some statewide recognition from his run against Menendez. If Guadagno runs, she'll probably get the GOP nod. Not certain she'd be able to beat Booker, though.All Corey Booker has to do is run an ad including footage from Al Capone's "vault"



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Post by mimi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:56 pm

In response to Senator [highlight]Frank Lautenberg's retirement, announced Thursday afternoon,[/highlight]Mayor Cory Booker praised New Jersey's senior senator "on a personal note" for setting a "strong model of leadership." more here:[/break1]buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/cory-booker-praises-lautenberg-in-wake-of-retirement-announc]http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/cory ... nt-announc



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Post by TexasFilly » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:33 pm

Poll: N.J. voters cool to Geraldo RiveraON POLITICSCatalina Camia, USA TODAY 4:09p.m. EST February 14, 2013Geraldo Rivera for U.S. Senate? The idea isn't exactly exciting New Jersey voters.[highlight]About two-thirds of New Jersey voters, or 65%, said they would not be likely to vote for the TV and radio reporter-commentator, according to a new poll by Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press. That compares with 26% who say they would be very or somewhat likely to back Rivera.[/highlight] :lol: Rivera is considering running for the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who announced Thursday that he will retire. Rivera described himself as a "modern Republican" who supports abortion rights, gay marriage and immigration, =)) but one who is fiscally conservative.[/break1]usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/02/14/geraldo-rivera-senate-lautenberg-poll/1920325/]http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitic ... l/1920325/


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Post by BFB » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:56 pm

Poll: N.J. voters cool to Geraldo RiveraON POLITICSCatalina Camia, USA TODAY 4:09p.m. EST February 14, 2013Geraldo Rivera for U.S. Senate? The idea isn't exactly exciting New Jersey voters.[highlight]About two-thirds of New Jersey voters, or 65%, said they would not be likely to vote for the TV and radio reporter-commentator, according to a new poll by Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press. That compares with 26% who say they would be very or somewhat likely to back Rivera.[/highlight] :lol: Rivera is considering running for the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who announced Thursday that he will retire. Rivera described himself as a "modern Republican" who supports abortion rights, gay marriage and immigration, =)) but one who is fiscally conservative.[/break1]usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/02/14/geraldo-rivera-senate-lautenberg-poll/1920325/]http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitic ... l/1920325/The Asbury Park what??



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Post by Addie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:40 pm

[link]Associated Press,http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ ... story.html[/link]





New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, says he will not seek re-election





TRENTON, N.J. — Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term rather than seek re-election at age 90 next year.





“This is not the end of anything, but rather the beginning of a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in New Jersey,” Lautenberg said in a statement.





President Barack Obama called Lautenberg “a steadfast champion of the people of New Jersey.”





“Throughout his time in the Senate, Frank has fought tirelessly for workers, veterans, members of our military and their families, and immigrants, and he continues to make extraordinary contributions to our nation’s safety, and the health and welfare of our citizens,” he said in a statement.





The senator has been a staunch advocate of gun control and public infrastructure and a champion of the Amtrak railroad system.


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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:25 pm

I don't blame him for firing a shot off the bow of Cory Booker earlier (mixed metaphor I know), but I'm glad he's decided to retire. A fight over this Senate seat wouldn't do anyone any good.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:50 am

New Jersey has the possibilty of providing us an interesting primary contest for US Senator in 2014.Rep. Rush D. Holt, D-N.J., indicated Thursday he is interested in running for Senate.“There’s no point in being coy,” he told PolitickerNJ. “I’ve made no secret in previous years that I would consider the Senate at the right time. But an expression of interest should not be taken as a campaign announcement.”Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg said this week he will retire, setting off a flood of aspiring Democrats looking at a run. In addition to Holt, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. indicated he’s considering the seat. Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his exploratory committee two months ago.Holt has a healthy $769,000 in his campaign account. But that sum pales in comparison to Pallone’s $3.4 million. Booker has a national following and therefore immense fundraising potential.[/break1]rollcall.com/new-jersey-holt-expresses-interest-in-senate-bid/]http://atr.rollcall.com/new-jersey-holt ... enate-bid/



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Post by gimmeabreak » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:07 am

As a NJ resident, I welcome a Rivera-Booker match-up.



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Post by BFB » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:18 am

As a NJ resident, I welcome a Rivera-Booker match-up.That would be sweet, but I bet it's Kyrillos-Booker.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:31 am

As a NJ resident, I welcome a Rivera-Booker match-up.That would be sweet, but I bet it's Kyrillos-Booker.NJ State Sen Joe Kyrillos took a pounding last November from US Sen Robert Menendez (though not as bad as Reform Nation candidate Daryl Brooks). Menendez (Democratic)...........................1,985,783Kyrillos (Republican)...............................1,329,405 Kaplan (Libertarian)...................................16,803Wolski (Green).........................................15,799Diakos (Jersey Strong Independents).................9,377Dranikoff (Totally Independent Candidate)..........3,830Soni (America First)....................................3,595Turkavage (Responsibility Fairness Integrity).......3,544Pason (Socialist Party USA)............................2,256Lavergne (No Slogan)...................................2,201Brooks (Reform Nation)................................2,075[/break1]gov/state/elections/2012-results/2012-official-general-results-us-senate-020513.pdf]http://nj.gov/state/elections/2012-resu ... 020513.pdfKyrillos may want another shot at the Senate (this time not running against an incumbent) but I wouldn't rule out Lt Gov Kim Guadagno. I also wouldn't rule out a Republican state office holder not up for re-election (Kyrillos) running against Menendez on a request from the Governor. If memory serves me correctly Menendez is not on Christie's Christmas card list.



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Post by BFB » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:13 am

As a NJ resident, I welcome a Rivera-Booker match-up.That would be sweet, but I bet it's Kyrillos-Booker.NJ State Sen Joe Kyrillos took a pounding last November from US Sen Robert Menendez (though not as bad as Reform Nation candidate Daryl Brooks). Menendez (Democratic)...........................1,985,783Kyrillos (Republican)...............................1,329,405 .. snippy ..Kyrillos may want another shot at the Senate (this time not running against an incumbent) but I wouldn't rule out Lt Gov Kim Guadagno. I also wouldn't rule out a Republican state office holder not up for re-election (Kyrillos) running against Menendez on a request from the Governor. If memory serves me correctly Menendez is not on Christie's Christmas card list.Not sure what would happen if Kyrillos and Guadagno wanted to run. Kyrillos and Christie are good friends; Christie's parents showed up at Kyrillos' campaign kick-off last year. Don't know how that would stack up against Christie's feelings for his Lt. Gov.Menendez was almost a casualty of the Bush Attorney General attack on certain Democrats in 2004. Christie leaked info about an investigation into Menendez. Christie NEVER leaked information before or since.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:38 pm

That would be sweet, but I bet it's Kyrillos-Booker.Kyrillos may want another shot at the Senate (this time not running against an incumbent) but I wouldn't rule out Lt Gov Kim Guadagno. I also wouldn't rule out a Republican state office holder not up for re-election (Kyrillos) running against Menendez on a request from the Governor. If memory serves me correctly Menendez is not on Christie's Christmas card list.Not sure what would happen if Kyrillos and Guadagno wanted to run. Kyrillos and Christie are good friends; Christie's parents showed up at Kyrillos' campaign kick-off last year. Don't know how that would stack up against Christie's feelings for his Lt. Gov.Menendez was almost a casualty of the Bush Attorney General attack on certain Democrats in 2004. Christie leaked info about an investigation into Menendez. Christie NEVER leaked information before or since.I remembered you telling us earlier about US Attorney Christie never leaking information except for that one instance (the Menendez investigation just days prior to the election). That's why I suggested Kyrillos could have run against Menendez in 2012 at Gov Christie's request. Kyrillos wasn't up for re-election as a state Senator so it wasn't an "all-in" request from the Governor.If Kyrillos and Guadagno both declare their candidacy I would expect Christie to remain neutral until after the primary although I would defer to your opinion on the matter.



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Post by BFB » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:40 pm

If Kyrillos and Guadagno both declare their candidacy I would expect Christie to remain neutral until after the primary although I would defer to your opinion on the matter.I really think the governor would hold some dinner meetings if they both made noises about running, and then one of them would politely demur.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:09 pm

If Kyrillos and Guadagno both declare their candidacy I would expect Christie to remain neutral until after the primary although I would defer to your opinion on the matter.I really think the governor would hold some dinner meetings if they both made noises about running, and then one of them would politely demur.My guess would require Gov Christie to just sit tight and do nothing for a while. I believe your suggestion is more plausible.



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Post by MaineSkeptic » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:26 pm

I really think the governor would hold some dinner meetings...My guess would require Gov Christie to just sit tight and do nothing for a while. If the choice is between dinner and nothing, I have my guess about which way Christie would go.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:05 pm

=))



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:43 pm

I'm not getting paid enough to be the straight man for the FB comics. :((



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Post by BFB » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:13 pm

Via the Star-Ledger: [/break1]nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/booker_would_trounce_geraldo_r.html#incart_m-rpt-1]http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/20 ... rt_m-rpt-1If New Jersey voters had to choose today whether to elect Newark Mayor Cory Booker or media personality Geraldo Rivera to the U.S. Senate, there wouldn't be much of a contest, a new poll shows.Booker leads Rivera 59-23 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll of Garden State voters released this morning.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:51 am

The primary election date may be over a year away but I like Mayor Cory Booker's chances better than Congressman Frank Pallone's or anyone elses at the present.Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a 43-point lead over his closest competitor in a 2014 Democratic primary for New Jersey’s Senate seat, a new poll shows.Half of all Democratic voters in New Jersey said they would back Booker in a primary, compared to just seven percent for Rep. Frank Pallone and four percent for Rep. Rush Holt. About a third of Democratic primary voters are undecided, according to the Fairleigh Dickinson University poll.[/break1]politico.com/story/2013/03/poll-bookers-runaway-lead-88806.html?hp=r4]http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/p ... html?hp=r4



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