Lautenberg will seek re-election

The semi-formal announcement this weekend that 82-year-old U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg will seek re-election in 2008 is not exactly news: friends and staffers of the four-term Democrat would have been shocked if he didn’t. Lautenberg was immediately regretful of his decision not to run again in 2000 and desperately missed life in the Senate during his two-year retirement. If he wins again in 2008, at age 84, and his health remains strong, New Jerseyans should not be surprised if he seeks a sixth term in 2014.

Lautenberg will seek re-election