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  • Jersey Republicans remain split over the 'divisive' Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 8:38:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.08.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The election is over. Let the infighting begin.  For me it began Wednesday morning just after I awoke. I had spent the prior evening covering Republican senatorial candidate Bob Hugin's loss to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez and didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m.After fortifying myself with some strong coffee, I checked my phone. There was a voicemail from the most prominent conservative Republican in the state Senate, Mike Doherty of Warren County.  Doherty was upset at the comments in my election-night column from the most prominent moderate Republican in the Assembly, minority leader Jon Bramnick.Bramnick had pinned the blame...
  • Sen. Menendez wins re-election after corruption scandal

    11/06/2018 5:43:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 6, 2018 | 8:34pm | y Kate Sheehy
    New Jersey voters held their noses Tuesday and re-elected corruption-plagued Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a report.
  • Voting Problems in New Jersey

    11/06/2018 6:12:41 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 44 replies
    Self ^ | 11/06/2016 | Mr Ramsbotham
    Any New Jersey Freepers headed out to vote today: be forewarned.
  • Menendez opens lead over Hugin in new poll right before Election Day

    11/05/2018 7:31:38 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez led Republican rival Bob Hugin by 15 percentage points among likely voters in a poll released a day before New Jersey voters go to the polls. Menendez was ahead of Hugin, a former Celgene Corp. executive, 55 percent to 40 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. It was the second straight survey to give him a double-digit lead after several polls showed a tight race. A Stockton University poll released Friday had Menendez ahead, 51 percent to 39 percent. Menendez never trailed in any survey.
  • NJ Republican Senate candidate takes on Trump over birthright proposal

    10/31/2018 9:32:56 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 75 replies
    Fox Busines/Youtube.com ^ | 10/31/2018 | Stuart Varney
    New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin on President Trump's immigration policy and his Senatorial campaign.
  • Mischief Night, apparently, is a Jersey thing. Here's how this mayhem started.

    10/30/2018 11:05:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 29, 2018
    Toilet paper and rainbows of silly string dangling from trees, soap smeared on car windows and overflowing foam fountains. Eggshell shards scattered across yards and driveways with with gooey yolks sliding down window panes. Each Halloween in New Jersey, some residents awake to find such sights on their manicured lawns and once-sparkling windows. It's the sign that someone (probably your local teens) had a good time the night before on Mischief Night — which is, apparently, a very Jersey thing. The night of Oct. 30 has long-proved a prankster's paradise. But in recent years, more and more police departments have...
  • Poll: Democrat Bob Menendez Clings to Slight Lead in Week Leading up to New Jersey Senate Election

    10/30/2018 2:53:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) clings to a slight lead over New Jersey Republican Bob Hugin in the week leading up to the contentious New Jersey Senate race, according to a poll released on Monday. The incumbent New Jersey Democrat holds a slight four-point lead over Hugin in the final weeks of the Senate race — 47 to 42 percent—with seven percent of voters remaining undecided and a four-point margin of error, according to an Emerson College survey released on Monday. The five-point gap in the Senate race makes the election a tight race in deep-blue New Jersey. A majority of...
  • GOP’s Hugin Within Striking Distance of Embattled Menendez in NJ Senate Race

    10/23/2018 8:02:50 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahey
    Republican nominee Bob Hugin is within striking distance of embattled incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) with just two weeks until New Jersey voters select a U.S. Senator. The Real Clear Politics Average of Polls gives Menendez an eight point lead, but a Stockton University Poll released on October 1 showed Hugin trails Menendez by only two points–well within the margin of error. New Jersey has not elected a Republican to the Senate since 1972, but Hugin, a wealthy retired pharmaceuticals executive, has already put $24 million of his own money into his campaign to win the seat for the GOP,...
  • Hugin has now spent $24M of his own money to beat Menendez in N.J. Senate race

    10/17/2018 6:10:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON -- This is why Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin has been able to blanket the airwaves with ads attacking U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, making their race much closer than expected. Hugin, a former Celgene Corp. executive, has pumped $24 million of his own money into the race, and his campaign has now outspent Menendez by almost 3 to 1, according to new Federal Election Commission filings. Through Sept. 30, Hugin spent $22.7 million to $7.6 million for Democrat Menendez. He outspent Menendez, $14.1 million to $2.9 million, just in the last three months. That money funded $9.3 million on...
  • Senate Dems race to save Menendez in deep-blue New Jersey

    10/16/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | REID WILSON
    A Democratic super PAC with close ties to Senate leaders plans to spend $3 million on last-minute advertising aimed at saving Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who faces an unexpectedly difficult race against a self-funding Republican businessman. The Senate Majority PAC will spend money on statewide television advertising bashing Bob Hugin (R), the retired pharmaceutical CEO who has spent $15 million on his own campaign. “Bob Hugin is a Trump sycophant who is funding his campaign off the millions he made raising prices on cancer drugs as a pharma CEO,” said Chris Hayden, a Senate Majority PAC spokesman. Hayden said the...
  • Democrats Really Could Lose That New Jersey Senate Seat

    10/04/2018 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 14 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | OCT. 3, 2018, AT 1:28 PM | By Clare Malone
    -snip- New Jersey’s race pits Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez against Republican Bob Hugin. The “classic” version of our model gives Menendez about an 8 in 9 chance of winning the race — not bad, you might say! And then you’d look at the recent polls and maybe not say that quite as loudly. A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll out Wednesday shows Menendez leading 43 percent to 37 percent among likely voters, within the margin of error. Two other recent surveys — one by Vox Populi Communications and one by Stockton University — also showed the race within the low...
  • Democrats Really Could Lose That New Jersey Senate Seat

    10/03/2018 4:18:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    538 ^ | 3 Oct 2018 | Clare Malone
    New Jersey has given America a lot of great things: juicy tomatoes every summer, some of the best reality shows known to mankind, and Bruce Springsteen’s beautiful tortured soul. I am personally indebted to the state, having learned how to put eyeliner on the inside of my lower lid from a New Jersey girl. This year, it’s giving us something else: an unexpectedly close U.S. Senate race — yet another exciting little storyline in a year of news cycles that won’t quit. It is not a development that Democrats are happy about. New Jersey’s race pits Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob...
  • NJ Politics Digest: Poll Finds Menendez-Hugin Race a ‘Dead Heat’

    10/02/2018 6:50:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    MSN/ Observer Poltics ^ | 2 October, 2018
    Reelection was supposed to be a cakewalk for veteran Democratic Senator Bob Menendez. But a new poll by Stockton University finds that ethics problems and a relentless campaign of ads highlighting them by his Republican challenger has left Menendez in a fight for his political life. The poll finds Menendez leading Republican challenger Robert Hugin by 2 points—45 percent to 43 percent—which is well within the poll’s margin of error. New Jersey is a blue state, where Democratic voters easily outnumber those registered Republican. And Democrats are looking to New Jersey as a key player in a blue wave that...
  • Stockton Poll: Menendez Hugin Race a Dead Heat

    10/01/2018 6:16:27 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 16 replies
    InsiderNJ ^ | 10/1/2018 | InsiderNJ
    The race for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey is a statistical dead heat, with incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez leading Republican challenger Bob Hugin by two percentage points, according to a Stockton University poll released today. Menendez leads with 45 percent to Hugin’s 43 percent five weeks before the Nov. 6 election, according to poll numbers of likely voters who say they lean toward one candidate or the other. Libertarian Murray Sabrin pulls 3 percent, while other candidates and undecided voters total 8 percent. Menendez, who was reprimanded by a Senate ethics panel after corruption charges were dismissed following...
  • It's a dead heat between Menendez and Hugin in high stakes N.J. Senate race

    New Jersey's tense U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez and Republican challenger Bob Hugin is a dead heat with only five weeks until Election Day, according to a new poll. Menendez leads Hugin by a mere two percentage points, 45 percent to 43 percent, in the Stockton University poll released Monday morning -- which is within the poll's margin of error... No Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate in New Jersey since 1972. Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in the state. But Menendez, who is vying for a third full term,...
  • U.S. Senator Menendez Under Fire For Blocking Marine Corps Vet from Parade

    09/26/2018 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 21 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 9/24/2018 | Shore News Network
    MOUNTAINSIDE-A Marine Corps veteran, and former infantry officer said embattle U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was behind his removal from a New Jersey parade this weekend. Bob Hugin, who served for 7 years as a Marine Corps officer said he was notified this weekend that he was not welcomed at the Dominican Parade of Hudson County because he is running for office against Menendez, who narrowly skirted political corruption charges and was even accused by federal prosecutors of having sex with teenaged prostitutes. “A person would have to be really petty to feel threatened by his political opponent being in...
  • 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...