Sen. Bob Menendez’ race in ‘deep blue’ New Jersey is now neck-and-neck; with new polls showing his GOP candidate catching up to the incumbent lawmaker with less than two weeks until the pivotal 2018 midterm elections.
According to Fox News, “Recent polls show New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’ lead over Republican Bob Hugin narrowing, as national Democratic groups scramble to pump money into the contest and keep the seat blue.”
— Oblivier Knox (@OKnox) October 26, 2018
“The contest isn’t about anything else but Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his ethics problems,” said one political insider.
The new poll may spell disaster for Democrats hoping to retake the Senate when American voters head to the polls this November.
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MENENDEZ MISTRIAL: The Liberal Senator WALKS After Jury Deadlock
A federal judge presiding over New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez’ bribery case has officially declared a mistrial, releasing jurors after they failed twice to reach a unanimous decision over the liberal legislator’s prosecution, reports Fox News.
“There’s no alternative to declaring a mistrial,” U.S. District Court Judge William Walls said Thursday.
The judge’s decision comes hours after jurors notified the court they were at an impasse, with both sides digging and neither believing they could be convinced otherwise.
“I think we have a for-real hung jury,” said Menendez’ attorney Abbe Lowell.
It remains unclear if federal prosecutors will re-file paperwork and bring another trial before a new jury, citing escalating costs and no guarantee that a future case would yield a conviction of the liberal Senator.
Menendez was accused of bribery, securing visas for foreign visitors, flying in private jets on donation funds, and accepting tens of thousands of dollars in questionable finances.
Should the Democratic lawmaker decide to step-down, outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will appoint his successor.
BAD OMEN: Clinton’s SUV Smashes into Wall During Event for Sen. Bob Menendez
The SUV carrying former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton violently smashed into a wall during a campaign stop for New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez Monday night; crashing into a barrier as security personnel rushed to the scene.
Video of the incident emerged on social media within minutes, with the National Republican Senatorial Committee writing, “LIVE LOOK at @HillaryClinton trying to save @SenatorMenendez. (Spoiler alert: she crashes.) #NJSen.”
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 16, 2018
The crash comes just weeks before Hillary and Bill Clinton are set to depart on a national speaking tour that will bring the Democratic couple to cities across North America into 2019.