Sen. Frank Lautenberg
Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary, and Buono won over Troy Webster, an aide to the mayor of East Orange, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.
The governor made an announcement during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Trenton. The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.
Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney said the seat should go to a fellow Democrat.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away around 4 a.m. Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office said.
Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev bought two “Lock and Load” reloadable mortar kits containing 24 shells each on the evening of Feb. 6, said April Walton, the manager of Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook.
Booker plans to wait until after the November gubernatorial election to formally announce whether he will run for senate. He filed paperwork in January that allows him to raise money for a campaign.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg is praising the Navy for its plans to name a new ship after New Jersey’s capital city.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) received praise from some of his Senate colleagues, after announcing that he will not run for reelection until 2014.
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg spoke in his hometown of Paterson on Friday, one day after announcing he would not seek re-election next year.
Despite the announcement, Lautenberg vowed to “keep fighting hard as ever” for his constituents.
The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act would require all colleges and universities that receive federal student aid to have in place anti-harassment policies.
The 69-year-old said he has spoken to some people in the New Jersey GOP about a run, but he didn’t say what they told him.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that Newark Mayor Corey Booker is entitled to run next year for the seat he now holds, but has not yet revealed his own plans.