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  • Menendez’s lead over GOP challenger shrinks in latest poll

    08/23/2018 10:53:55 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 22,2018 | Carl Campanile
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez beat corruption charges last year but he’s now locked in a tight race for re-election, according to a poll released Wednesday. Menendez, a two-term Democrat, leads his GOP challenger, pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, by a slim 43 to 37 percent, the Quinnipiac University poll reported. In March, Menendez was ahead by a comfortable 49 to 32 percent. Any incumbent who can’t reach 50 percent is considered vulnerable.
  • Could Menendez be the lone N.J. Democrat to lose in Trump midterm?

    08/22/2018 4:43:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | August 22, 2018
    New Jersey could have a tight Senate race this fall. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday put U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez ahead by just six points over former Celgene Corp. executive Bob Hugin, 43 percent to 37 percent, among registered voters. In March, a Quinnipiac poll had Menendez leading by 17 points, 49 percent to 32 percent. "As Sen. Robert Menendez sees his once-dominant lead whittled down to single digits, New Jersey voters are sending a clear message," said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac poll. "They are troubled by the ethics cloud hanging over him."
  • In Deeply Blue New Jersey, an Unexpected Battle for Senate

    08/07/2018 5:05:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 5, 2018
    Senator Robert Menendez’s corruption trial had barely ended at the federal courthouse in Newark, but his team was already feverishly working the phones. Within 24 hours, nearly every major Democratic public official in New Jersey — from the newly elected governor to influential state legislators to powerful county chairs — had pledged their endorsement. Mr. Menendez’s ability to quickly unite fellow Democrats behind him so soon after his trial concluded in a hung jury and even before prosecutors dropped the case seemed to assure a relatively smooth glide to re-election in an increasingly blue state, which had just elected a...
  • GOP’s Hugin Attacks Menendez as Poll Shows NJ Senate Race a Statistical Tie

    07/17/2018 7:37:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bob Hugin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, launched a blistering attack on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Monday as a new poll shows the race is now a statistical tie. The Gravis Marketing Poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Monday, showed that Menendez leads Hugin by just two points, 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error In 2012, Menendez easily defeated his Republican opponent by 18 points. But November’s election comes on the heels of a public corruption trial of Menendez which the Department of Justice dropped...
  • Republican Hugin runs away from Trump in bid to win Senate seat from Menendez

    06/17/2018 10:20:20 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    While Republican candidates across the country are proclaiming their fealty to President Donald Trump, New Jersey's Bob Hugin is going against the grain. Hugin, who is taking on Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, is proclaiming himself "a different kind of Republican," in a new television ad, where he identifies himself as supporting abortion rights, same-sex marriage and equal pay for equal work. He also backs federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project and calls for changes to the Republican tax law that singled out New Jersey by capping the federal deduction for state and local taxes, taking positions at odds...
  • Florida shooting survivor vows to stay out of school until pols pass gun reform at N.J. rally

    02/26/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 193 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Andy Mai, Stephen Rex Brown, Leonard Greene
    He's not going back to school. There aren’t enough grief counselors, well wishers or positive prayers to make Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg return to the school where his classmates were massacred unless Florida lawmakers pass gun control legislation. “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey.
  • Menendez's Republican challenger: 'I'm offended' by senator's actions

    02/16/2018 3:47:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    Republican Bob Hugin wasted little time Tuesday in attacking U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the Democrat he's aiming to topple in this year's Senate race in New Jersey. "This campaign is going to be a contrast -- a stark contrast in candidates," Hugin, a multimillionaire former pharmaceutical executive, said minutes after formally announcing his bid for the seat currently held by Menendez, a two-term senator who recently saw federal corruption charges against him dropped. "I am offended by Senator Menendez's actions," Hugin, 63, told the crowd at the Springfield Elks Lodge. "He's violated the public trust and, at the same time,...