FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Pallone says he’s officially in the race to fill the New Jers

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Pallone says he’s officially in the race to fill the New Jers
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Pallone says he’s officially in the race to fill the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat occupied by Frank Lautenberg until his death last week. Pallone spoke exclusively to The Associated Press on Sunday, June 9, 2013, but planned to hold a news conference Monday to announce his intentions. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)