Steve Kornacki recounts a bit of New Jersey history and the late Frank Lautenberg's sweet Senate victory in 2002. Lautenberg wasn't at the top of anyone's shortlist to take Robert Torricelli's seat, but he got his "revenge and redemption" with a win and took office for his fourth term in 2003.
(Reuters) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker was expected to announce on Saturday he will run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a source close to Booker said on Friday. Full story
Rachel Maddow explains why the timing of the special election in New Jersey to replace former Senator Frank Lautenberg allows House members to make a play for the position without risking their current office, and shares and anecdote from Vice President Biden's eulogy of former Senator Lautenberg.
** FILE ** In this Dec. 14, 2006 file photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg stands by his office windows that overlook the streets of Newark, N.J. The Lautenberg Foundation filed a lawsuit Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009 in a New Jersey federal court claiming that as the second-ranking official at Bernard L. Madoff
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 8: Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley listens as Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks during a news conference to discuss his plans to campaign for the Democratic nomination to run for the seat of late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg on June 8, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Governor
The casket bearing the late Senator Frank Lautenberg is carried by a military honor guard to lie in repose in Washington, June 6, 2013. Lautenberg was the Senate's oldest member at age 89 and its last surviving World War Two veteran. He died of complications from viral pneumonia. REUTERS/Douglas Gra
The casket bearing the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is carried by a military honor guard to lie in repose in Washington June 6, 2013. Lautenberg was the Senate's oldest member at age 89 and its last surviving World War Two veteran. He died of complications from viral pneumonia. REUTERS/T.J.