New Jersey Dem Senate Challenger is Latest to Reject ‘Wait Your Turn’ Rule

Posted April 10, 2008 at 12:00am

surprise announcement
Democrat Favored
– Hawaii Democrats, 2006: Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, 82, defeated Ed Case, 53.
– Pennsylvania Republicans, 2004: Sen. Arlen Specter, 74, defeated Patrick J. Toomey, 42.
will seek re-election
– South Carolina Republicans, 1996: Sen. Strom Thurmond, 93, defeated Harold Worley, 47.
“simply too old.”
– New York Republicans, 1980: Alfonse M. D’Amato, 43, defeated Sen. Jacob Javits, 76
– New Jersey Republicans, 1978: Jeffrey Bell, 34, defeated Sen. Clifford Case, 74.
– Arkansas Democrats, 1974: Dale Bumpers, 48, defeated Sen. J. William Fulbright, 69.
is a counsel
– Tennessee Democrats, 1952: Al Gore Sr., 44, defeated Sen. Kenneth McKellar, 83.