Andrews says Lautenberg is hiding behind surrogates

Democratic Senate primary candidate Rob Andrews fired off another volley against Frank Lautenberg this afternoon, accusing the incumbent Senator of having other politicians do his bidding for him.

“Their panic is evidence of our success,” said Andrews in a statement. “Let me be crystal clear: This is exactly why I’m running for the Senate. I have a track record of standing up to politics as usual and fighting for change. This is not a coronation. This is an election. It’s time for Senator Lautenberg to stop hiding behind his surrogates and let the voters decide for themselves who should be their next Senator.”

Andrews added that he has not gotten a response to his request to engage Lautenberg in seven primaries.