Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey has decided not to run for re-election next year, sparking what could be a contentious battle among Democrats for the open seat. "This is not the end of anything," Lautenberg said Thursday in a statement. "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."
Lautenberg, 89, is the Senate's oldest member and the last World War II veteran serving in that chamber. He will make a formal announcement Friday in his hometown of Paterson. …To Read More….