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Secretary of State John Kerry, in remarks to reporters, called his longtime fellow Democratic senator “tenacious as a legislator” and someone who Canada Goose Online “never forgot where he came from.”

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With the likelihood that Christie will appoint a Republican, the Democratic majority in the 100 member Senate would decrease to 52, along with two independents who caucus with the Democrats.

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On the Democratic side, Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced in January he intended to run for the Senate next year, which caused a public tiff with Lautenberg, who later decided against seeking re election.

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