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

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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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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