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Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.)

  • District: Senior Senator from New Jersey
  • Residence: Cliffside Park
  • Born: January 23, 1924; Paterson, N.J.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Bonnie Lautenberg; four children
  • Education: Columbia U., B.S. 1949 (economics)
  • Military Service: Army 1942-46
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. Senate, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1982 (5th term); Did not serve 2001-2003
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy-Water; Financial Services - Chairman; Homeland Security; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine - Chairman); Environment & Public Works (Oversight; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Transportation & Infrastructure; Water & Wildlife)
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State Information: New Jersey

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Frank Lautenberg (D) 1,951,218 56%
Dick Zimmer (R) 1,461,025 42%
Jason Scheurer (LIBERT) 18,810 0.5%
J.M. Carter (IGWT) 15,935 0.5%
Daryl Brooks (PPC) 15,925 0.5%
Jeffrey Boss (BFS) 10,345 0.3%
Sara Lobman (SW) 9,187 0.3%
2002 general Robert Torricelli (D)    
Frank Lautenberg (D) 1,138,193 53.9%
Doug Forrester (R) 928,439 44%
Ted Glick (GREEN) 24,308 1.2%
Elizabeth Macron (LIBERT) 12,558 0.6%
Norman Wahner (NJC) 6,404 0.3%
Gregory Pason (S) 2,702 0.1%
1996 general Robert G. Torricelli (D) 1,519,154 52.7%
Dick Zimmer (R) 1,227,351 42.6%
Richard J. Pezzullo (NJC) 50,971 1.8%
Mary Jo Christian (NL) 23,949 0.8%
Paul A. Woomer (GCP) 15,183 0.5%
Olga L. Rodriguez (SW) 14,319 0.5%
Mark Wise (FN) 13,683 0.5%
Wilburt Kornegay (IPC) 11,107 0.4%
Steven J. Baeli (PF) 7,749 0.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.27% John McCain: 41.7%
2012 : 58.34% : 40.62%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 40%
1996 Bill Clinton: 53% Robert Dole: 36%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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