'Gold Bars Bobby' Menendez to File as Independent in Bid to Keep Senate Seat

‘Gold Bars Bobby’ Menendez to File as Independent in Bid to Keep Senate Seat


Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will fight for a fourth term in the United States Senate as an independent as he faces federal corruption charges, the New Jersey Globe reports.

The longtime Democratic Party power from the Garden State will file today after gathering sufficient signatures to qualify for an independent run. The Globe has confirmed that Menendez has no campaign staff and is managing his own race, a stark development for the fallen pol.

The senator declined to run for reelection as a Democrat in March, and has been debating an independent run since then. He reportedly began circulating a petition to appear on the ballot as an independent in May.

Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were each charged in September 2023 with three federal counts of allegedly accepting bribes

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