Frank Lautenberg, the millionaire businessman turned U.S. senator who wrote laws that raised the legal drinking age to 21 and banned smoking on domestic airplane flights, has died. The five-term Democrat from New Jersey was 89.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie paced the Princetonian Diner on U.S. Route 1 in mid-October, imploring patrons to pick his Republican ally and friend Joe Kyrillos over incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican seeking a second term in November, called for a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by yesterday’s death of Frank Lautenberg.
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg , a New Jersey Democrat, said he contacted a “major New York City-based finance firm” for help in funding the commuter-rail tunnel project canceled last week by Governor Chris Christie .
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, positioning himself as a Washington outsider, said he’ll run in a “ramped- up” Democratic primary for the seat left open by the death of New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.