For Frank Lautenberg, the trend is encouraging

Octogenerians fared well in 2006 U.S. Senate races: 89-year-old Robert Byrd was re-elected to a ninth term by a 64%-34% margin in West Virginia, while 82-year-old Daniel Akaka received 61% in his bid for re-election to a fourth term in Hawaii.

For Frank Lautenberg, the trend is encouraging