Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89,at podium, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, 

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89,at podium, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, tells a gathering Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., that he plans to retire at the end of his current term. His decision eliminates a probable primary battle with Cory Booker, the charismatic mayor or Newark, and possibly others including Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, who is also mulling a run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89,at podium, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, tells a gathering Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., that he plans to retire at the end of his current term. His decision eliminates a probable primary battle with Cory Booker, the charismatic mayor or Newark, and possibly others including Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, who is also mulling a run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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