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  • New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (left), 47, listens June 6, 2013, in Trenton, N.J., as Gov. Chris Christie announces that Chiesa will temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg's death. (Associated Press)

    N.J. Gov. Christie picks state A.G. to fill U.S. Senate seat

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday tapped Jeffrey S. Chiesa, the state's Republican attorney general and a longtime adviser, to the Senate seat left open by the passing earlier this week of Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, sending Mr. Chiesa to Washington just in time for high-profile legislative scraps over immigration and taxpayer-funded farm subsidies.

  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker (center) leaves the Park Avenue Synagogue after a funeral service for Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg in New York on Wednesday. Mr. Lautenberg died Monday. Special primary and general elections will be held this year to choose a replacement. The vacancy presents an opportunity for many in the state. (Associated Press)

    Booker not a shoo-in to succeed Lautenberg

    When New Jersey Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg announced in February he wasn't running for re-election next year, the path seemed cleared for Newark Mayor Cory Booker to waltz into the seat. The energetic and telegenic Democrat has strong ties with his party's leadership, and his populist governing style made him one of the most popular politicians in the Democratic-leaning Garden State.

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  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie calls Oct. 16 special election to replace deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday that there will be an October special election to fill the Senate seat left open following the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pictured in his office at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013,  has earned nearly universal praise for his handling of Superstorm Sandy, the state's worst natural disaster. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Kean Jr., Sr. among possible interim picks by Christie to replace Lautenberg

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's options for appointing a replacement for the late Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg include Tom Kean Jr., the minority leader of the state Senate and the son of a former governor.

  • **FILE** Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

    Frank Lautenberg was last WWII veteran in Congress; N.J. 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.

  • **FILE** Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, smiles after the final votes before the Senate leaves for a five-week recess on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Christie faces tricky task in filling Lautenberg seat

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's options for appointing a replacement for the late Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg include Tom Kean Jr., the minority leader of the state Senate and the son of a former governor.

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  • Democrats politicking like it's 1994

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  • Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, said the fact that oil and drilling company executives cannot guarantee there won't be another spill demonstrates that deep-water drilling is inherently unsafe.

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  • Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, who became the Senate's oldest member when Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia died Monday, has announced that he is cancer-free.

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