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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
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Robert Torricelli
WAP2001060699 - 06 JUNE 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) makes a point June 6, 2001 during a press conference on Capitol Hill on new legislation banning racial profiling. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) looks on. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI.
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Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed "the Torch," is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. Torricelli, a Democrat, served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate. He served a single term in the Senate and decided not to run for reelection after a campaign finance scandal involving contributions by David Chang, an imprisoned Korean businessman.

After graduation from Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, Torricelli attended Rutgers University both for undergraduate and law school, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 and his law degree in 1977. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1978 and later attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, earning a Master of Public Administration in 1980.

Torricelli was married to Susan Holloway, from whom he is now divorced. He reportedly has since dated Mick Jagger's former wife Bianca Jagger, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

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