Bob Menendez to launch bid for New Jersey Senate seat during federal trial

Bob Menendez to launch bid for New Jersey Senate seat during federal trial


Embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will reportedly file for reelection as an independent, a last-minute bid that is expected to come before Tuesday’s deadline and during his federal public corruption trial.

Menendez, 70, will file nominating petitions that he’s gathered in recent weeks that are signed by at least 800 people, which is the minimum requirement, according to the New Jersey Globe.

The Menendez campaign could not be reached. It is not clear whether Menendez has any campaign staff.

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Menendez’s office did not respond to requests for comment.

The move comes as Menendez battles federal charges for allegedly accepting lavish bribes and working as a foreign agent of Egypt and Qatar. Due to his required presence at the Manhattan trial, Menendez will have a friend

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