You have to wonder why Republicans haven’t been able to unseat a Senator In New Jersey who has been, credibly, accused 18 counts of corruption. One need look no farther than the Democrats ability to throw money at a problem. That seems to be the case with Democrat Senator Sen. Bob Menendez.
According to The Daily Wire, the Senate Majority PAC will spend $3.05 million on television ads that will air in New York and Philadelphia in a desperate attempt to save his seat. This follows an October 16 advertisement that cost another $3 million in which Menendez’s GOP opponent Bob Hugin was attacked for money he earned working at a pharmaceutical company.
Nick Iacovella, the press secretary for Hugin, said the Democrats are burning through cash to save a corrupt politician.
“Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi desperately spending another $3 million to try and bail out corrupt, career politician Bob Menendez confirms they are absolutely petrified that New Jersey voters know Menendez doesn’t deserve to be reelected. That’s why they’re making a last ditch effort to try and save Menendez’s disgraceful political career,” said Iacovella. “After Obama’s Justice Department indicted him for bribery and corruption, Democrats and Republicans on the bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee publicly vilified him for violating federal law and abusing the power of his office. We’re confident that voters know Marine veteran and job creator Bob Hugin is the clear choice to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.”
To the casual observer, Real Clear Politics reports, New Jersey appears to be solidly Democratic. Yet this overlooks the nuances of state politics. With a handful of exceptions, New Jersey has actually voted within a few points of the national average in presidential elections over the past 100 years. However, its lean is Democratic — and rather consistently so over the past few years. Republicans rarely get blown out of the water here, but neither do they typically eclipse the 50 percent mark.