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  • 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...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Van Crashes Before Bob Menendez Fundraiser (video)

    10/16/2018 9:24:12 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s van crashed inside a parking garage prior to a fundraiser for Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday. Video obtained by NTK Network shows Clinton’s van pulling into a parking garage and crashing into something before Clinton and her top aide, Huma Abedin, exit the vehicle. The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) mocked the accident on Twitter: LIVE LOOK at @HillaryClinton trying to save @SenatorMenendez. (Spoiler alert: she crashes.) #NJSen pic.twitter.com/7poUpIYxl6 — The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 16, 2018 VIDEO
  • 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...
  • Corrupt Predator Bob Menendez Could Lose Senate Seat

    10/04/2018 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-04-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It could be an early night on November 6 in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate if Florida Gov Rick Scott takes away the Senate seat of political tater tot Democrat incumbent Ben Nelson, even earlier if a political surprise brewing in New Jersey, the possible defeat of the arguably corrupt and tainted Bob Menendez comes to pass as polls are indicating is and increasing possibility: New Jersey Senate Republican candidate Bob Hugin and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) are in a statistical dead heat, according to a Stockton University poll released on Monday. The Stockon survey found that...
  • 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...
  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • Hillary Clinton to stump for Bob Menendez in the most ethically backwards campaign event of all time

    09/06/2018 1:51:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/6/18 | Philip Wegmann
    Eighteen counts of bribery have scared many Democrats away from Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., but they didn’t scare away Hillary Clinton. The failed presidential candidate is coming to New Jersey to campaign for the ethically challenged and politically beleaguered incumbent senator. “I am honored to ask you to join me for a Women for Menendez Evening Reception with special guest Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of my re-election campaign!” Menendez wrote to his supporters in an email. “This exciting event will take place on Monday, October 15th at 6:00 PM in Jersey City, NJ.” The exciting event will also be...
  • Democratic New Jersey councilman endorses GOP candidate over embattled Menendez

    08/28/2018 3:37:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | John Bowden
    A Democratic city councilman for the township of Brick, New Jersey, on Monday endorsed a Republican challenging Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who faced a trial on bribery charges last year. Shorebeat.com reports that Brick councilman James Fozman said Monday at a campaign event for Bob Hugin (R) that he was endorsing Hugin over the incumbent Democratic senator to restore "honesty and integrity" to New Jersey. “I’m endorsing him to restore the honesty and integrity to the office,” said Fozman, who Shorebeat reports previously served at Brick's council president. “We strongly believe in protecting our environment on issues like solar and...
  • 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."
  • Why Democrats lose at least eleven Senate elections: Menendez

    07/18/2018 9:56:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies
    vanity | July 18, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    In earlier posts I have made the flat assertion the Republicans, however undeserving they are, will win 11 Democrat Senate seats from the crashing Democrats. I stand by that prediction. One of the races that will be seen as an upset by a lot of people, will be the Democrats' loss of Bob Menendez's seat in New Jersey. That loss will bring the Democrats' loss total to eleven. He will lose to Republican challenger Bob Hugin. Those who only read yesterday’s headlines probably laughed at this confident prediction and probably didn’t even “bother” to read the reasoning behind it. That...
  • 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...
  • White House probing comedian's prank call to Trump: report

    07/01/2018 11:42:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/18 | Justin Wise
    The White House has launched an internal investigation into how a comedian's prank call earlier this week was connected to President Trump. ABC News reported on Saturday that the Trump administration confirmed the claim that comedian John Melendez was connected to the president. The White House said it is now reviewing how the call occurred. Melendez said last week that he tricked Trump into believing he was New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D). In audio uploaded to “The Stuttering John Podcast,” Melendez converses with Trump, bringing up immigration concerns and Trump's executive order to stop separating migrant families at the...
  • What the hell happened to Bob Menendez in Tuesday's primary?

    06/06/2018 9:00:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Nj.com ^ | June 6, 2018
    Lisa McCormick's surprisingly strong showing against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in Tuesday's Democratic primary begs the question: What about Bob? McCormick, a virtual unknown who did not report spending any money on the race, received the support of almost 4 in 10 Democratic voters. While Menendez, D-N.J., was never seriously threatened with losing his party's nomination for another Senate term, his performance wasn't a good sign coming on the heels of his Senate Ethics Committee admonishment and a criminal corruption trial that ended in a hung jury before the charges were dropped.
  • Menendez 'Severely Admonished' Over Gifts From Dr. Melgen

    04/26/2018 3:35:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Rollcall ^ | April 26, 2018
    The Senate Ethics Committee has “severely admonished” Sen. Robert Menendez for improperly accepting gifts from South Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. In a letter, the Ethics panel directed the Democrat from New Jersey to pay for all improper gifts that have not already been reimbursed. The panel of three Democrats and three Republicans noted that some reimbursement had already been made.