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The sleeper Senate race in New Jersey just became an election to watch
by Philip Wegmann
 | August 22, 2018 02:44 PM

New Jersey hasn’t sent a Republican to the Senate since the Gerald Ford administration. But in one of the more remarkable and definitely least-noticed developments of 2018, the state is showing signs that it could actually flip from blue to red.

New polling shows the lead of incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez disappearing under the attacks of challenger Bob Hugin. Once ahead by more than 17 points, according to Quinnipiac University polling, the Democrat now leads just 43 to 37 percent among registered voters.

Hugin doesn’t strike fear into the hearts of Democratic consultants at first glance. He is the most generic of businessmen — a multimillionaire pharmaceutical executive. But Menendez inspires absolute glee among the opposition. He is perhaps most profligate in the upper chamber, attracting the attention of a federal grand jury for that one time he let a donor fly him around on a private jet, wine and dine him at tropical golf courses, and put him up in a five-star hotel in Paris.

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Ain't gonna happen.

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Ain't gonna happen.

It can happen if the GOP supports Mr. Hugan and pours money into media buys.   Menendez is corrupt, and Hugan is a centrist who ought to appeal to a range of New Jerseyeans for whom honest government is a priority. 

New Jersey will never elect a conservative, but a centrist who votes with the GOP caucus and helps us to keep control of committees and the agenda is nothing to sniff at.   
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I don’t know. I’m optimistic people will wake up and realize what an idiot Menendez is ....


I’m going to a meet and greet for Hugin on Saturday morning. I did some volunteering for him but I haven’t met him, I met his mother and father in law who were very nice peeps.

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I don’t know. I’m optimistic people will wake up and realize what an idiot Menendez is ....


I’m going to a meet and greet for Hugin on Saturday morning. I did some volunteering for him but I haven’t met him, I met his mother and father in law who were very nice peeps.

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I'll be enthusiastically voting for Hugin in November, but, sadly, my money would be New Jersey sending that corrupt Menendez back to Washington.

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I'll be enthusiastically voting for Hugin in November, but, sadly, my money would be New Jersey sending that corrupt Menendez back to Washington.

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You n3ver know. Let’s be optimistic

What do you think of Cory Booker running for President in 2020?
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I call bullshit. Too many thinking people left that silly state and all that's left are the debris.

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I know three people here who live in NJ, and I don’t think we are debris.

But thanks for the insult, Frank. I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, but never debris. Now I can add that to the list.
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You n3ver know. Let’s be optimistic

What do you think of Cory Booker running for President in 2020?

I certainly don't like Booker's politics, but I think the Dems would be smart to run someone (relatively) new, young, and moderate in 2020 and Booker meets that criteria IMO.  I think the Oval Office is ripe for the picking for the Dems in 2020, but I think they need younger blood.  I think it would be a mistake to run an old guard candidate (e.g., Biden, Clinton, Warren) or a hardcore socialist (e.g., Sanders, Warren).  I also think the Dems have NJ locked up in 2020 no matter who they run, so it would be wise for them to run someone from a purple state to help them win that state.  JMO.
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