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  Lautenberg will not seek re-election next year
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Last EditedCOSDem  Feb 14, 2013 02:15pm
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MediaNewspaper - Star-Ledger (NJ)
News DateThursday, February 14, 2013 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a pugnacious and plain-spoken Democrat who has represented New Jersey for three decades, will not seek re-election to a sixth term next year.

“I am not announcing the end of anything. I am announcing 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 told the Star-Ledger. “While I may not be seeking re-election, there is plenty of work to do before the end of this term and I'm going to keep fighting as hard asever for the people of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.”
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