Steinhardt blasts Menendez on friend’s sentencing

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt says that the prison sentence imposed of Dr. Salomon Melgen is an example of Bob Menendez’s “record of embarrassing New Jersey.” Melgen was sentenced to seventeen years in prison and a $42.6 million in restitution for Medicare fraud. ” The stark realities of Melgen’s punishment amplify the sordid details of […]

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Menendez, Booker Support MetLife Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Jersey’s Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are among a group of 44 United States Senators urging President Trump to support a joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.  MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., has been selected as one of 32 potential host sites for the 2026 […]

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Menendez, Gordon trash Trump infrastructure plan

Low key, hardworking and smart, State Sen. Bob Gordon (D-Fair Lawn) has most of his career as a policy wonk – and the last decade developing significant expertise on transportation and infrastructure issues.   Coming off of a landslide fourteen-point win in a legislative district that was drawn to be competitive, Gordon assumed the chairmanship of […]

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Menendez wins Warren

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez easily won the Warren County Democratic convention this morning, his second convention win of the week. Menendez defeated former Mitchell Horn, a former Morris County Freeholder candidate, with 81% of the vote.  Horn received just 14 votes. Another announced candidate for the nomination, Michael Starr Hopkins, did not attend and received […]

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Analyst: Menendez seat “likely Democratic”

A top independent analyst says that Bob Menendez remains favored to win re-election, but must still deal with the effects of the now-dismissed corruption charges that have affected his approval ratings. Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia said that “Menendez should benefit from the midterm political environment.” […]

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Menendez back at Foreign Relations

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has returned to his post as Ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and will be in line to chair the panel if Democrats regain control of the United States Senate.  He had voluntarily left following his indictment in 2015; a federal judge ordered the indictment dismissed last week. Menendez, […]

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Menendez pledges rail safety measures

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez says that a tragic 2016 New Jersey Transit rail crash that resulted in one death and more than a hundred injuries, could have been prevented if the beleaguered agency been more vigilant. Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate’s mass transit subcommittee, released his statement following the National Transportation Safety Board’s […]

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Tedesco announcing re-election bid on Monday

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco is bring out the heavy hitters tomorrow when he formally announces his bid for re-election to a second term.  Gov. Phil Murphy, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Democratic County Chairman Lou Stellato, and Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell are scheduled to speak at the announcement. Tedesco is […]

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Menendez wins Hunterdon

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez won the Hunterdon County Democratic convention this morning, assuring him the organization line in the June primary. Menendez’s primary opponent, Michael Starr Hopkins, was a no-show for the convention. Menendez was the overwhelming pick, although a handful of county committee members voted no on a voice vote.  Sources say that former […]

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