New Jersey (D)Sen. Lautenberg Dead at Age 89

Trust me...
...he will be missed. frown

"Frank was a passionate public servant who was not afraid to fight and
vote for what he believed in. He loved the Senate," said Sen. Patty
Murray, D-Wash. "He retired once but service called him back, and
until the very end of his life, Frank made the trip from New Jersey to
D.C. to fight for the issues he believed in and the people he
represented. He gave everything he had to public service."

Republican Gov. Chris Christie, whom the Democrat Lautenberg
frequently criticized, will appoint a successor and a special election will
determine a replacement.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker had announced
his intention to run and had raised some $2 million.