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Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.)

Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 2003-13
Born: Jan. 23, 1924; Paterson, N.J.
Residence: Cliffside Park
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Bonnie Lautenberg; four children, 2 stepchildren
Education: Columbia U., B.S. 1949
Military Service: Army, 1942-46
Start of Service: Elected: 1982 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy-Water; Financial Services - Chairman; Homeland Security; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine - Chairman); Environment & Public Works (Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Oversight; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight; Transportation & Infrastructure)

Election History
2008generalFrank Lautenberg (D) 1,951,21856.0
Dick Zimmer (R) 1,461,02542.0
Jason Scheurer (LIBERT) 18,8100.5
J.M. Carter (IGWT) 15,9350.5
Daryl Brooks (PPC) 15,9250.5
Jeffrey Boss (BFS) 10,3450.3
Sara Lobman (SW) 9,1870.3
2002generalFrank Lautenberg (D) 1,138,19353.9
Doug Forrester (R) 928,43944.0
Ted Glick (GREEN) 24,3081.2
Elizabeth Macron (LIBERT) 12,5580.6
Norman Wahner (NJC) 6,4040.3
Gregory Pason (S) 2,7020.1
1994generalFrank Lautenberg (D) 1,033,48750.3
Garabed Haytaian (R) 966,24447.0
Michael Kelly (KAF) 14,3430.7
Ben Grindlinger (LIBERT) 14,0420.7
Richard Pezzullo (NJC) 9,3870.5
Andrea Lippi (JPR) 6,3030.3
George Predham (DDD) 4,2260.2
Joanne Kuniansky (SW) 3,6060.2
Arlene Gold (NL) 3,2490.2
1988generalFrank Lautenberg (D) 1,599,90554.0
Peter Dawkins (R) 1,349,93745.0
1982generalFrank Lautenberg (D) 1,117,54951.0
Millicent Fenwick (R) 1,047,62648.0
Roll Call Vitals


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.