Menendez, Hugin near the finish line as voters in NJ head to the polls

TRENTON, N.J. — Will the deeply blue state of New Jersey re-elect Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez? Or will voters opt for a change and put a former pharmaceutical executive Republican Bob Hugin in the job?

New Jersey has one million more registered Democrats than Republicans, but that’s no slam dunk for the scandal-plagued Menendez, whose federal corruption trial ended in a hung jury. As he left a federal courthouse after a verdict could not be reached, he emotionally addressed the cameras. “To the New Jersey-ians who stood by me, thank you.”

Challenger Hugin has been distancing himself from President Trump, choosing the label Independent Republican. He’s poured $36 million of his own cash into the campaign of one of the closest watched races in the nation.

This down and dirty race spared no punches. Hugin leveling accusations from an FBI document based on an uncorroborated anonymous…

Original published: 2018-11-06 11:14:55 Read the full New York City News here

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