By Darryl R. Isherwood | January 28th, 2013 - 12:28pm
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Former Gov. Brendan Byrne will attend his 50th New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 'Walk to Washington this week' according to a spokesman for the chamber.

To date, the popular Byrne has attended 49 of the total of 75 trips sponsored by the chamber that brings hundreds of politicos together for the trip to Washington, D.C., for the annual congressional delegation dinner.

“You get the knack of it after a while, and you let the other people walk,” he said in a statement released by the chamber.

Byrne first attended the trip in 1956, but admits he missed a few while he served as a Superior Court judge. “I couldn’t afford it!” he said.

His fondest memory came during one of his first trips when he was “a nobody” and he was seated next to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. “I thought that was a great privilege.”

“If you want to meet people and you want to know what’s going on in New Jersey, you go on the Chamber’s Walk to Washington,”  Byrne said. “There’s a built in camaraderie.”

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