New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez may have escaped punishment in his recent corruption trial but that’s no guarantee he will keep his senate seat this fall. His challenger Bob Hugin, a former Marine, is closing in on him big time.
The Daily Wire reports:
Walls Close In On Sen. Bob Menendez, Could Be Unseated By GOP Challenger
New Jersey’s Democratic Senator, Bob Menendez, who walked away from a corruption indictment on a mistrial, may not be re-elected. According to a recent poll, the senator’s chances at keeping his seat in the upcoming mid-term have disintegrated.
As a two-term senator and former congressman, Menendez had put himself on track to become a major D.C. insider — that was, until he was tried on 18 counts of corruption last year…
Despite a mistrial in the case after a jury failed to reach a unanimous conclusion, Karmic justice may still be in the works. As of now, a recent poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University shows that Menendez’s GOP challenger, former Marine Bob Hugin, stands within two percentage points of victory (within the poll’s margin of error).
Back in April, a Monmouth University poll gave Menendez a 21-point lead. He has only dropped since then.
A jury may have let Menendez off the hook, but that doesn’t mean New Jersey voters will.