Senator Frank Lautenberg Dead

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning from viral pneumonia.

Lautenberg had struggled with health issues earlier this year, missing more than six weeks in the Senate while in recovery.

Earlier this year, Lautenberg announced that he would not seek reelection.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will fill the vacant Senate seat.

Our condolences to Senator Lautenberg’s family and the people of New Jersey.