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April 2, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From the earliest days of his political career, to his current race for the U.S. Senate, Bob Menendez has benefited from being Cuban American. The New Jersey Democratic senator likes to tell audiences on the campaign trail that his parents emigrated from Cuba to Union City, N.J., for a better life. Those Cuban roots help him tell his immigrant story to voters in a state rich with similar family histories: 29 percent of the residents are immigrants or have a parent who was. As his hometown of Union City was becoming increasingly Cuban American, he and others were able to galvanize the growing voting block.
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November 7, 2012
(94% of vote) *Bob Menendez (D) . . . 1,705,501 Joe Kyrillos (R) . . . 1,139,696 Kenneth Kaplan (I) . . . 13,807 Ken Wolski (I) . . . 13,562 Gwen Diakos (I) . . . 7,827 David Dranikoff (I) . . . 3,066 Inder Soni (I) . . . 2,980 Robert Turkavage (I) . . . 2,829 Eugene Lavergne (I) . . . 1,909 Gregory Pason (I) . . . 1,808 Daryl Brooks (I) . . . 1,761 *Incumbent D-Democratic; I-Independent; R-Republican
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July 1, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thomas H. Kean Jr.'s campaign is producing a documentary-style film about Sen. Robert Menendez to highlight what his campaign maintains is the Democrat's corrupt background. "The breadth of this guy's corruption is so big it can't possibly fit into a TV ad," Kean's media consultant, Matt Leonardo, said yesterday. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) decried the Kean campaign's plans, saying that the candidate was hurting his family's good name.
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November 3, 2006 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and his Republican challenger, Thomas H. Kean Jr., stuck to attacking each other yesterday but kept their focus on issues. An evening rally near the PATH train station featured U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill.), who made his second visit to the Garden State to stump for Menendez. Obama implored the crowd to "join together and rise up" for Menendez. He said the New Jersey senator understood the struggles of ordinary people "because he worked his way up. " "Make sure we put the energy we need to bring him over the top," Obama said, "there is not a lot of time.
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August 25, 2012 | By Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez paid $46,850 in taxes last year on net income of $171,874, his tax returns show. Menendez, a Hudson County Democrat who is seeking reelection in November, released five years' worth of tax returns at his campaign office here Thursday. The filings show that most of the senator's income comes from his federal salary of $174,000. He also owns an apartment building in Union City that he rents out to five tenants, including his sister. He did not pay taxes on $15,504 he put away toward retirement.
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September 6, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Candidates in New Jersey's tight U.S. Senate race took a moment yesterday to stop throwing rocks at each other and talk about serious international issues in a traditional post-Labor Day hunt for issues that resonate with voters. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez outlined a plan for getting American troops out of Iraq in a year and Republican Thomas H. Kean Jr. went to Fort Lee to talk about homeland security. Menendez's plan, based on a failed amendment that U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.
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September 27, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In his second new radio ad in two days, U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Kean Jr. has put money behind his assertions that Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has an ethics problem. In an ominous tone, the ad's narrator repeats four times: "Bob Menendez. Under federal criminal investigation. " To date, there have been no reports that Menendez is the target of a probe, or that personal bank or other financial records have been subpoenaed. This month, the U.S. attorney subpoenaed records from the North Hudson Community Action Program, which leased a building in Union City, N.J., from Menendez for 12 years.
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June 27, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Initially reserved and then forceful, Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez accused Republican candidate Thomas H. Kean Jr. last night of wanting to "go to Washington to be another foot soldier in George Bush's army. " No slouch, a smiling Kean said, "Every time I've seen a broken system, I've worked to reform it. Every time Bob Menendez has seen a broken system, he's embraced it. " So went the second of two unusually early debates in the increasingly combative New Jersey Senate race.
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September 28, 2006 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
For nearly two years, Oscar Sandoval worked as an FBI informant in a criminal probe resulting in convictions of a half-dozen North Jersey politicians and government vendors, shaking the state's political establishment. But fallout from his role in Hudson County government may not be over, as new ethical questions are raised in a highly charged U.S. Senate race in which Sen. Robert Menendez's activities in county politics and patronage have come under scrutiny. In court papers filed in March, the North Jersey psychiatrist says he was pressured in 1999 to hire a doctor favored by Menendez or risk losing $1 million in government contracts.
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June 7, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The field is set: The youthful scion of a family with a history of public service and a self-made man who pulled himself up from a Union City tenement to the rarefied air of the U.S. Senate will struggle bitterly against each other until Nov. 7. In a light turnout yesterday in the U.S. Senate primary, New Jersey voters rubber-stamped the party bosses' choices of Thomas H. Kean Jr. as the Republican nominee and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez as the...
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November 7, 2012
(94% of vote) *Bob Menendez (D) . . . 1,705,501 Joe Kyrillos (R) . . . 1,139,696 Kenneth Kaplan (I) . . . 13,807 Ken Wolski (I) . . . 13,562 Gwen Diakos (I) . . . 7,827 David Dranikoff (I) . . . 3,066 Inder Soni (I) . . . 2,980 Robert Turkavage (I) . . . 2,829 Eugene Lavergne (I) . . . 1,909 Gregory Pason (I) . . . 1,808 Daryl Brooks (I) . . . 1,761 *Incumbent D-Democratic; I-Independent; R-Republican
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October 30, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez is running well in front of Republican challenger Joseph Kyrillos in his campaign to return to the U.S. Senate, according to the latest Inquirer New Jersey Poll. Menendez led Kyrillos by 50 percent to 32 percent, widening the 14-point edge for the senator in the newspaper's previous poll. More voters expressed strong support for Menendez, while Kyrillos' name still failed to ring bells. "The race isn't over, because it never began," said Jefrey Pollock, president of Global Strategy Group, a Democratic firm that worked with a Republican firm, National Research Inc., to conduct the bipartisan poll.
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October 30, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez is running well in front of Republican challenger Joseph Kyrillos in his campaign to return to the U.S. Senate, according to the latest Inquirer New Jersey Poll. Menendez led Kyrillos by 50 percent to 32 percent, widening the 14-point edge for the senator in the newspaper's previous poll. More voters expressed strong support for Menendez, while Kyrillos' name still failed to ring bells. "The race isn't over, because it never began," said Jefrey Pollock, president of Global Strategy Group, a Democratic firm that worked with a Republican firm, National Research Inc., to conduct the bipartisan poll.
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August 25, 2012 | By Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez paid $46,850 in taxes last year on net income of $171,874, his tax returns show. Menendez, a Hudson County Democrat who is seeking reelection in November, released five years' worth of tax returns at his campaign office here Thursday. The filings show that most of the senator's income comes from his federal salary of $174,000. He also owns an apartment building in Union City that he rents out to five tenants, including his sister. He did not pay taxes on $15,504 he put away toward retirement.
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May 21, 2012 | Stacey Burling, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After the only man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing was reported to have died Sunday, two South Jersey families who lost daughters that day were left to wonder if anyone else will be brought to justice. Susan Cohen, of Cape May Court House, and Stan Maslowski, of Haddonfield, say there are lingering questions about who else was responsible for the bombing of a Pan Am plane that exploded over Scotland, killing 259 onboard and 11 on the ground. Cohen, whose 20-year-old daughter Theodora, a Syracuse University theater major, was among the dead, worries that the U.S. and British governments will see the death of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi as an excuse to stop investigating the bombing.
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February 3, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Republican State Sen. Joe Kyrillos has set a lofty goal for 2012: Break the 30-year Democratic monopoly of New Jersey's two Senate seats in Washington. Kyrillos, 51, of Middletown, launched his campaign for the GOP nomination this week, ignoring potential primary opponents and going straight after Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who is running for his second full term. A 24-year veteran of the Legislature and a close friend of Gov. Christie's, Kyrillos bashed Menendez as a tax-and-spend liberal, going so far as to blame him for the ballooning national debt and the nation's unemployment.
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November 8, 2006 | By Cynthia Burton, Leonard Fleming and Elisa Ung INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who grew up poor on the tough streets of Union City, N.J., made history yesterday by becoming the first Latino elected to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey. Menendez, appointed to the Senate in January by Gov. Corzine, survived a bitter campaign to defeat Republican Thomas H. Kean Jr., son of a popular former governor. "Only in America and especially in New Jersey could one generation come seeking opportunity for their family, and now their child is elected to create opportunity for every family in America," Menendez said at the Hilton in East Brunswick, N.J. The race was one of the most watched in the country, with some experts saying it was the best chance for Republicans to pick up a Democratic seat as the parties fought for control of the Senate.
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November 3, 2006 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and his Republican challenger, Thomas H. Kean Jr., stuck to attacking each other yesterday but kept their focus on issues. An evening rally near the PATH train station featured U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill.), who made his second visit to the Garden State to stump for Menendez. Obama implored the crowd to "join together and rise up" for Menendez. He said the New Jersey senator understood the struggles of ordinary people "because he worked his way up. " "Make sure we put the energy we need to bring him over the top," Obama said, "there is not a lot of time.
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