This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, September 24, 2018:
Liberal Democrat Senator Bob Menendez has been a fixture in New Jersey politics for at least a quarter of a century, and his reelection to the Senate in November appeared to be locked up. His constituents, unconcerned over either his history of corruption or his unconstitutional votes in the Senate, anted up $6 million following the announcement in January by the Trump Department of Justice that it wouldn’t seek a retrial. Menendez and his “good friend” Salomon Melgen faced 18 charges of corruption, self-dealing, and failures to report income, but Menendez’s trial ended with a hung jury.
Democrats need to gain two Senate seats in November to wrest majority control from Republicans. A loss to a Republican in New Jersey, which hasn’t sent one to Washington since 1972, would almost be a fatal blow to that hope.
The depth and breadth of Menendez’s corruption was summarized by The New American: