Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; N.J. GOP Gov. Chris Christie to pick replacement
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, a World War II veteran who served five terms in the Senate, died Monday, leaving one of New Jersey’s Senate seats empty and marking the first time in roughly 70 years that the chamber will be without a someone who saw service in that war.
Mr. Lautenberg, an 89-year-old Democrat who helped anchor the Senate’s liberal wing, made his mark in office by sponsoring legislation that ended smoking sections on airplanes and by pushing for stricter gun controls.
Frank R(Replacement) Lautenberg passed away yesterday.
Since I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, I'll say the one thing I can think of for Senator Lautenberg: Thank you for your service in WWII. Other than that, I will have to remain silent on the man. I will note that it will be interesting to see who Christie picks to succeed him; I wouldn't hold out any hope for a conservative choice. The best I think we'll get is a Scott Brown type, although it would be richly amusing to see Doug Forrester.
That's about all I can offer for the Senator from New Jersey.
That is all.