Every Senate seat that can be held or picked up by the GOP is going to be vitally important going forward. And this one is a surprise that a Republican may have a real shot in blue New Jersey. Call anyone you know in New Jersey and start lobbying them early.
Via Daily Wire:
New Jersey’s Democratic Senator, Bob Menendez, who walked away from a corruption indictment on a mistrial, may not be re-elected. According to a recent poll, the senator’s chances at keeping his seat in the upcoming mid-term have disintegrated.
As a two-term senator and former congressman, Menendez had put himself on track to become a major D.C. insider — that was, until he was tried on 18 counts of corruption last year.
The DW’s Hank Berrien reported further details:
Menendez took gifts from Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, such as a luxury hotel stay, private jet flights, and campaign donations. They charged that Menendez, in turn, attempted to help Melgen get U.S. visas for his girlfriends, including Brazilian actress and porn pinup star Juliana Lopes Leite, aided him in his $8.9 million billing feud with Medicare, and helped Melgen with a port security contract in the Dominican Republic. Last spring, Melgen was convicted on 67 counts of massive Medicare fraud totaling $90 million.