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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 18, 2010 photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lautenberg will hold a fundraiser at the pop singer's Monster Ball Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington on Sept 7, according to The Washington Post. The Washington Post reports the 86-year-old New Jersey Democrat is offering seats in a private suite for $2,500 a person for political action committees and $2,400 for individuals.  (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)
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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 18, 2010 photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lautenberg will hold a fundraiser at the pop singer's Monster Ball Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington on Sept 7, according to The Washington Post. The Washington Post reports the 86-year-old New Jersey Democrat is offering seats in a private suite for $2,500 a person for political action committees and $2,400 for individuals. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

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