Report: Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

Report: Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

North is reporting that sitting Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died Monday morning at the age of 89.

The oldest member of the Senate, Lautenberg had struggled with health problems since late last year, when he missed several weeks of votes because of what he said was flu and bronchitis.

The death of Lautenberg, a Democrat who was the longest-serving senator in New Jersey history, creates a vacancy that Governor Christie, a Republican, will fill.

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