Political elite attend US Senator Lautenberg's funeral

By REUTERS
June 5, 2013 18:19

 
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NEW YORK- Scores of dignitaries filled a New York City synagogue on Wednesday for the funeral of US Senator Frank Lautenberg, whose death has set off a partisan dispute over his replacement.

The service for Lautenberg, a liberal Democrat from New Jersey, drew some of the politicians jockeying for position to take his seat after his death on Monday at age 89 from complications of viral pneumonia.

New Jersey voters elected Lautenberg, a self-made multimillionaire, to five six-year terms in the US Senate. He was the Senate's last surviving World War Two veteran.

Lautenberg's accomplishments were to be remembered at the service at Park Avenue Synagogue by US Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and his fellow New Jersey senator, Robert Menendez.

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