Wannabe Senators endorse the old man

The three Congressmen most often mentioned for a seat in the United States Senate — Rob Andrews, Frank Pallone and Steven Rothman — have endorsed Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg for re-election to another six year term in 2008. But that doesn’t mean a whole lot: none of the three were giving even slight consideration to challenging the 83 3/4-year-old Senator in the Democratic primary, and were just waiting in the wings in case the man who wants to serve until he’s ninety — at least — decided he wasn’t going to run. That could still happen, but don’t count on Lautenberg, who was miserable during his brief two-year retirement after the 2000 election, to leave — something Andrews, Pallone and Rothman seem to understand, albeit with some frustration.

Wannabe Senators endorse the old man