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  • 4 Democrats vie to succeed Holt in Congress

    The opportunity to run for Congress doesn't come around often, so when Rep. Rush Holt surprised New Jersey's 12th District by announcing he would not seek re-election after 15 years, four fellow Democrats jumped at the chance.

  • AP: Watson-Coleman to run for Congress

    Veteran legislator Bonnie Watson-Coleman has become the third candidate to announce her intention to seek a reliably Democratic congressional seat held by the retiring Rep. Rush Holt.

  • NJ Democrats line up to campaign for Holt's seat

    The race is on for Democratic candidates hoping to fill U.S. Rep. Rush Holt's seat in Congress.

  • Committee member Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., listens to testimony before a Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on proposed nationwide drilling rules on hydraulic fracturing at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Rush Holt to retire from Congress at end of term

    Mr. Holt, a former arms control expert at the State Department and research director at Princeton University, arrived on Capitol Hill in 1999 served as chairman of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel from 2007 to 2011.

  • 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.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2010 file photo, Democratic Rep. Rush Holt answers a question during a debate with Republican challenger Scott Sipprelle in Trenton, N.J. Holt, a plasma physicist-turned-politician, topped the IBM supercomputer 'Watson' in a round of Jeopardy! in Washington, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Holt was a five-time Jeopardy! winner. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Congressman tops Watson, the 'Jeopardy' computer

    Turns out all it took to top Watson, the Jeopardy-winning computer, was a real-life rocket scientist.

  • Cut off the Tigers

    A group of congressmen is urging the Bush administration to increase its involvement in Sri Lanka. A recent letter from Reps. David Price and Rush Holt and 48 other congressional Democrats and Republicans to President Bush calls on the administration to step up diplomatic engagement in order to help the small island nation reach a long-term peace with the terrorist rebel group the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Noting "a pressing need for a more concerted effort by the international community to bring both sides back to the negotiating table," the congressmen conclude that the United States "has the opportunity to serve as a leader of such a renewed international effort."

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