Colorado’s third Senate seat

Another similarity between bar owning U.S. Senate candidates Andy Unanue and Frank Lautenberg: Unanue launched his first campaign from Vail, Colorado and Lautenberg finished his from the same place. On December 27, 1982, interim Senator Nicholas Brady resigned, so that Lautenberg, elected the previous month, could get a little extra seniority. Governor Thomas Kean appointed Lautenberg to fill the remaining week of Harrison Williams’ term; Lautenberg, vacationing in Vail, took the oath of office there.

Colorado’s third Senate seat