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February 15, 2010

Oh Dear: Frank Lautenberg Hospitalized After Falling at Home

He's 86. New Jersey might have a health-related open seat, too.

An aide to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey says the 86-year-old Democrat has fallen and has been taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

Although he's pretty healthy for an 86 year old -- he just got back from a junket to Haiti -- 86 is still up there. Falling at home isn't a good sign.

And yeah, should he retire, I'm pretty sure the New Jersey governor -- Governor Chris Christie -- would get to appoint his replacement until the next convenient election.

This is shaping up to be something even more than a perfect storm.



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