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Lautenberg aides deny report that senator has decided to step down
Star Ledger ^

Posted on 01/11/2013 6:03:18 PM PST by SMGFan

Aides to five-term U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg are rejecting a report by NBC tonight that the 88-year-old senator will not seek re-election in 2014.

"NBC 4's report that Senator Lautenberg has decided to retire has not been confirmed by our office or anyone in our organization. The Senator has not made a decision on his re-election." said Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray, adding the report "is simply not true."

The report came from veteran local NBC reporter Brian Thompson who cited un-named sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: lautenberg; nj; thefossil
No chance of a GOP pick up in NJ in 2014 despite a likely Christie victory in November 2013
1 posted on 01/11/2013 6:03:23 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Wasn't he the one who snuck back into the Senate when the New Jersey Sup Ct re-wrote their election laws on the fly so the Democrats could replace a dead candidate with a live one long after the time to file for office had passed?
2 posted on 01/11/2013 6:12:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SMGFan

He’s a DIM corpse anyway.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 6:14:27 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: SMGFan

Lautenberg, is he pining for the fjords or simply stunned?
Hard to tell.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 6:14:42 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: BenLurkin

He replaced Robert Torricelli.


5 posted on 01/11/2013 6:15:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

I thought he was dead.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 6:15:37 PM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: SMGFan

This antigun, corrupt bastard can rot in hell. I, for one, will rejoice in his demise. There is a tradition of being respectful on Obit Threads, here on Free Republic. I intend to break with that tradition for this piece of s**t, as I did when the odious Ted Kennedy died.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 6:18:29 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: SMGFan

Lautenberg died years ago but he keeps showing up at the Capitol.

For a WW2 vet and the founder of Automated .data Processing, he turned out to be a no good SOB.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 6:18:43 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: BenLurkin

No he replaced the Torch after Torch had no other choice to drop out. But Torch was sort of a dead candidate Doug Forrester would have won.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 6:21:00 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Obadiah

Hell,he thought he was dead too.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 6:24:18 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SMGFan
>> No he replaced the Torch after Torch had no other choice to drop out

AND after the corrupt NJ Supreme Court let the Democrats get away with breaking state election law to put this cadaver on the ballot.

11 posted on 01/11/2013 6:27:26 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Lazamataz

That was some party we threw here at the farm when Teddy took his dirt nap.My liver was in shock for about 3 days.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 6:27:48 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SMGFan

I knew it was something crooked like that.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 6:29:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Obadiah
He may be!

vaudine

14 posted on 01/11/2013 6:30:16 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Lazamataz

“I intend to break with that tradition for this piece of s**t, as I did when the odious Ted Kennedy died.”

Me too! Here’s hoping that the Lautencorpse dies in office so Christie can appoint an interim successor. He can go anytime. Maybe we can get a twofer, Chavez and the Lautencorpse.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 6:31:34 PM PST by vette6387
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Exactly.

Small wonder our Republic is rotting from the inside out.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 6:36:45 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Farmer Dean
Ted Kennedy was one of the very first direct Democrat traitors to occupy office in modern times. He actually communicated with the Soviets -- mortal enemies at the time -- to find common ground in ways to defeat and humilate President Ronald Reagan. This treasonous bastard should have never lived so long. He should have had his life shortened by a stout rope.

Ted Kennedy, burn in hell. Glad you are dead; hope it was painful.

17 posted on 01/11/2013 6:42:28 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: SMGFan

You have to tear them from the public trough with their teeth marks still on it..


18 posted on 01/11/2013 6:46:52 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Teddy is burning in his own grease fire,the other Kennedy eternal flame.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 6:50:46 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Lazamataz
Ted Kennedy was one of the very first direct Democrat traitors to occupy office in modern times. He actually communicated with the Soviets -- mortal enemies at the time -- to find common ground in ways to defeat and humilate President Ronald Reagan. This treasonous bastard should have never lived so long. He should have had his life shortened by a stout rope.

And that is the honest truth about Ted Kennedy.

The "Lion of the Senate" was an Enemy of America.

20 posted on 01/11/2013 6:54:14 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Farmer Dean

They’re going to have to screw that crooked pos into the ground.


21 posted on 01/11/2013 6:58:58 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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22 posted on 01/11/2013 7:03:15 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: SMGFan

You have to tear them from the public trough with their teeth marks still on it..


23 posted on 01/11/2013 7:04:45 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: SMGFan

More likey he will die before he resigns.
He is 89 I beleive.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 7:05:17 PM PST by funfan
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To: Lazamataz
When Ted Kennedy died I said that I wouldn't post anything negative about him, but I don't have to pray for him, either.

I agree with your sentiments. I might break my rule above for Lautenberg. He should retire. He's old enough to be one of Ben Franklin's illegitimate children.

25 posted on 01/11/2013 7:52:07 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: SMGFan

Somebody needs to put Lautenberg back in his pyramid- he’s starting to smell.....


26 posted on 01/11/2013 7:54:02 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: BenLurkin
...re-wrote their election laws on the fly so the Democrats could replace a dead candidate with a live one...

You may be thinking of Mel Carnahan of Missouri who died in a plane crash weeks before the election. The Democrat governor said that if the dead Carnahan won the election, he'd appoint his widowed wife in his place.

In a lawful country, the deceased Carnahan would have been an ineligible candidate, and the remaining living candidates would have been the only valid candidates to vote for. There is no such thing as a "vote for the governor to choose" option in Senate elections.

However, it would take a Republican party with a spine to prevent such electoral fraud from happening. Sadly, we do not have a strong Republican party to stand up for such principles.

Since we're talking about the Torricelli election and dead candidates, it's worth reminding people that at the same time that Democrats were arguing that the Torch must be replaced in the name of "giving the voters a choice," Democrat Representative Patsy Mink in Hawaii also died weeks before the election, and Democrats there argued that Mink must remain on the ballot because of name recognition, and that if her name won, then the governor should call a special election to replace her dead body.

Again, our spineless Republicans allowed that travesty to stand, too.

For those who weren't keeping score, the dead Carnahan won and his widow Jean Carnahan was appointed. Also, the dead Mink won and a Democrat won the special election that followed.

The icing on the cake was that the illegitimate Senator Carnahan voted against her husband's opponent John Ashcroft for confirmation to Attorney General after he refused to challenge the legitimacy of her appointment.

-PJ

27 posted on 01/11/2013 8:08:37 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SMGFan

He has been awfully silent with all these calls for gun control lately, he should be reveling in this. “Weekend at Bernie’s” comes to mind.


28 posted on 01/11/2013 8:52:00 PM PST by jughandle
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Lautenberg was born in Jan. 1924 so this month he will be 89 and in the 2014 election he will be close to 91...so we want another six years of this old bird....I don't think so...it is time to drift off into the sunset with his second wife who was his pardner for 16 years before they got married...dang didn't know the old was still into that....lol
29 posted on 01/11/2013 9:20:13 PM PST by haircutter
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To: SMGFan

Corpses are very slow to make decisions.


30 posted on 01/11/2013 9:37:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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