Lautenberg to endorse Allen Thursday

Democratic New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg will formally endorse Maine Congressman Tom Allen’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

“From nearly the outset of this war, it was clear that there was a major problem with the largest contractor we had in Iraq: Halliburton," Lautenberg said.

Senator Lautenberg noted Tom Allen's record of pushing for tougher standards for contracting oversight in Iraq. "We both know that when taxpayers' money is wasted – in this case in the billions of dollars – we need to take action. The people of Maine deserve a leader in the Senate who will stand up for what's right – not just for what the party wants you to do. We need a leader like Tom Allen in the U.S. Senate."

Lautenberg to endorse Allen Thursday