Pallone “all but certain” to seek U.S. Senate seat if Lautenberg retires

In an anonymously sourced reported posted last evening, Roll Call says that Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6) is “all but certain” to seek the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Frank Lautenberg in 2014 should the 88 year old senator retire.

Despite his over two decades in Congress, Pallone has an uphill battle against Newark Mayor Cory Booker and perhaps Senate President Steve “The Kitten” Sweeney for the Democratic nominationn for Senate.  Booker announced before Christmas that he wouldn’t challenge Governor Christie in this years gubernatorial campaign and that he was exploring a run for Lautenberg’s seat.

In a column posted at InTheLobby Carl Golden, Governors Kean and Whitman’s spokesperson, said that Pallone “is destined to be a bridesmaid once again.”

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Frank Pallone, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Pallone “all but certain” to seek U.S. Senate seat if Lautenberg retires”

  1. monmouthgirl said at 1:30 pm on January 3rd, 2013:

    So who are the Republican and Democratic Contenders to replace him?

  2. Charles M said at 2:10 pm on January 3rd, 2013:

    I would say his brother John Pallone, who is now a councilmen in Long Branch.

  3. But, The REAL Question Is said at 7:15 am on January 4th, 2013:

    Will Anna Little Run Again For His Seat

  4. Charles M said at 6:52 pm on January 6th, 2013:

    Most likely…

  5. Half the free world said at 11:36 am on January 10th, 2013:

    will stomp on their moms to grab that one. In Blue Jersey, we are likely to be embarrassed by Frank in the Laut’s place, any R will surely lose, and that Cong. district is more Dem than before, so everything, after all the speculating,infighting and wasted campaign monies and angst, will stay the same.