Lautenberg’s office contradicts NBC report claiming he won’t seek re-election

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s office told The Daily Caller that the senator has “not made a decision on his re-election yet,” despite a report by NBC4 New York that he will not seek re-election.

The NBC report cites “sources” familiar with Lautenberg’s thinking. The senior senator from New Jersey turns 89 years old this month.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has already taken steps to run for Senate, and may potentially replace Lautenberg.

“That report of that was not confirmed by our office or anyone in our organization,” Caley Gray, Lautenberg’s press secretary, told TheDC.

“The senator has not made a decision on his re-election yet.”

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