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Sen. Lautenberg won't seek 6th term

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, announced Thursday he will retire at the end of his fifth term.
Cory Booker prepares for U.S. Senate run

Cory Booker prepares for U.S. Senate run

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker has set up a campaign committee but has not said yet whether he will run for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Time to empower the Iranian Resistance

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The author argues it is time for Western leaders to embrace the Iranian Resistance against the current leadership in Tehran..
DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Lautenberg of N.J. wins 5th term in Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Democrat Frank Lautenberg, at 84 the third oldest member of the U.S. Senate, won a fifth term Tuesday in New Jersey.

Republicans switch N.J. Senate candidates

TRENTON, N.J., April 11 (UPI) -- A nightclub owner who lives in New York dropped out of the New Jersey Senate race Friday, replaced by a former congressman turned Washington lobbyist.

Lautenberg faces Senate primary challenge

TRENTON, N.J., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J., picked up support Thursday in his Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Political scandals touch state races

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Political scandals are making ethics a top campaign issue in nearly a dozen states.

Kean resisting draft for NJ governor

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Tuesday resisted efforts by state Republicans to draft him to run in a special election to replace Gov. Jim McGreevey.

Former New Jersey senator faces charges

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Police in Lambertville, N.J., Wednesday announced charges were filed against former Senator Robert G. Torricelli for leaving the scene of an accident.

New York tries raiding Jersey's team

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- New York and New Jersey are involved in a power play over the New Jersey Nets' home court.

Court rejects N.J. ballot replacement case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of the United States, as expected, refused Monday to review the controversial process under which Sen. Robert Torricelli was replaced on the N
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court refuses N.J. replacement case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court, as expected, refused Monday to review the process under which Sen. Robert Torricelli was replaced on the New Jersey ballot. The high court ha

Of Human Interest: News lite

Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave has put up bail for one of Russia's most wanted men -- suspected Chechen warlord Akhmed Zakayev, the Daily Mail reports.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

'Most boring celebrities of 2002'

According to the founder of the Boring Institute and creator of the 19th annual list of "The Most Boring Celebrities of the Year," the celebrities themselves ar
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

GOP seizes Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate early Wednesday, bucking historical trends on the coattails of their popular president and gaining seats in a midterm election. Missouri Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan conceded to former Rep. Jim Talent just
KATHY A. GAMBRELL and MARK BENJAMIN

GOP sweeps Senate, House; Dems gain govs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House of Representatives Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections that traditionally go against the incumbent president. Democrats were e
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Washington Bureau Chief

Lautenberg wins unexpected 4th term

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Frank Lautenberg, who replaced Sen. Robert Torricelli as the Democratic nominee after the incumbent dropped out of the race five weeks ago, handily won an unexpected fourth term, according to the Democratic National Committee.

Lautenberg wins unexpected 4th term

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Frank Lautenberg, who replaced Sen. Robert Torricelli as the Democratic nominee after the incumbent dropped out of the race five weeks ago, handily won an unexpected fourth term, according to the Democratic National Senate Committee. Lautenberg, 78, had r

Analysis: Congress control up for grabs

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Patrick Reddy, a consultant to California Democrats, predicts Tuesday's congressional elections.
PATRICK REDDY

UPI Political Roundup

Pivotal midterm elections ... an election eve debate in Minnesota ... Ventura appoints interim senator ... a digest of national election and campaign news by United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Analysis: What to watch in Nov. 5 election

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The mid-term elections were dominated by the crisis with Iraq in the Middle East. Republicans hoped President Bush's high ratings on foreign policy would outran
PATRICK REDDY

Senate, governor's races too close to call

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A majority of the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races are too close to call as Election Day approaches with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Analysis:New names shift Senate momentum

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Democrats -- particularly in the Midwest -- are counting on high voter turnout spurred by the death of populist Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone last Friday to hel
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Analysis: Races tight as election nears

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Rarely has there been a year where campaigns made so little difference. Virtually the only news affecting this election has come from outside the normal political arena.
PATRICK REDDY

Wellstone death scrambles a murky election

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The tragic death of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone in a plane crash Friday leaves the already murky situation in the Senate -- just 11 days before the
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO
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