Lautenberg Not Too Old to Zing Cory Booker

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US Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg (L) of New Jersey speaks about new legislation curbing gun violence during a press conference with Former White House Press Secretary Jim Brady on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 30, 2011. Brady was shot by John Hinkley, Jr, during his attempt to assassinate former US President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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"I'm disappointed that Cory Booker couldn't be here tonight ... I'd think spending time out of the city was one of his favorite activities ... Perhaps we were too close to Newark." — Sen. Frank Lautenberg, addressing New Jersey Chamber of Commerce dinner that Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who has expressed an interest in running for Lautenberg's seat if he'd ever retire, missed.