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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."














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