Thursday, February 14, 2013
The 89-year-old U.S. senator officially confirmed he will not seek re-election in 2014.
After a nearly 30-year Congressional term, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Thursday he will not seek office in the 2014 election. “I will be traveling to my hometown of Paterson tomorrow to announce that I will not seek re-election in 2014," read a brief, one-paragraph statement from Launtenberg's press office. "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 as ever for the people of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate," his message concluded. Lautenberg's announcement also promised that he was undergoing "a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Although he's focused on running Newark for now, he's strongly considering seeking higher office in the future, Booker revealed Wednesday.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is having the time of his life leading his city's urban revitalization, but it hasn't kept him from strongly considering a run at higher office when his term expires in 2014. That's what the rising Democratic star told a partisan audience of about 200 on Wednesday night at a Fair Lawn Democratic County Committee event at the Fair Lawn Community Center. "I came [to Newark] and said I was going to do a mission," said Booker, responding to an audience question about his future political aspirations. "But I'll tell you this, I'm strongly considering the options at the end of my term." Booker said he has his eyes set on either the governor's seat or the U.S. Senate seat currently held by 88-year-old Frank Lautenberg. If…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Both Democrats and Republicans contribute a video to the popular site.
New Jersey Republicans and Democrats recently contributed an "It Gets Better" video, a worldwide movement reminding LGBT teenagers they are not alone. The It Gets Better Project was founded last year by author and journalist Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, in response to teen bullying, harassment and, in some cases, suicides. More than 25,000 videos have been submitted to the website by celebrities, organizations, activists, and now, New Jersey legislators. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both Democrats, contributed to the video, as well as Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3), Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) and more.