Readying for re-election, Rep. Menendez raises $60k with most of NJ delegation in D.C.


As he gets ready for re-election next year, U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) raised over $60,000 as he was joined with most of the New Jersey delegation in Washington, D.C. last night.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m thankful to my colleagues and friends in the New Jersey delegation, Rep. Jamie Raskin, and our brothers and sisters in labor for their support,” Menendez said in a statement.

“Since taking office, I have worked closely with our delegation on the issues that matter to the Eighth Congressional District including creating more good paying union jobs, supporting local mass transit access, expanding benefits for firefighters, advocating for the closure of the Elizabeth Detention Center, and ensuring that our communities are resilient to climate change, and I look forward to continue doing so.”

The co-hosts of the fundraiser were U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross (D-1), Josh Gottheimer (D-5), Frank Pallone (D-6), Bill Pascrell (D-9), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10), Mikie Sherrill (D-10), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12), and Raskin, a Democrat who represents Maryland’s 8th District.

Some labor support was in the room as well, including Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer for Eastern Atlantic State Regional Council of Carpenters Anthony Abrantes and members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD).

While the primary isn’t until June 4th, Menendez announced his re-election bid early, one month ago to be exact, ahead of the prospect of a challenger in Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

Through a spokesman, the Mile Square City mayor has signaled he is “seriously considering” a bid for Congress in the 8th District and he has since polled to test the waters, as only HCV reported.

Bhalla is also among just a handful of Hudson County elected leaders who have called on U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rob’s father, to resign after being hit with federal bribery charges.

Since then, New Jersey’s senior senator has been accused of being a foreign agent for the Egyptian government.

He has since pleaded not guilty to all charges in the two indictments and remains steadfast that he won’t resign, for now leaving open the possibility that he and his son could both be on the June 4th, 2024 ballot.

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  1. How can anyone support this lefty clown. Menendez is a crook. He, Biden crime family, and all the other crooked democrats in office. I can’t see how anyone could ever vote democrat ever again. This country is in shambles and the democrats did it. I’ll never vote democrat…..EVER!