January 14, 2006 |
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, a Camden County Democrat, remains an ambitious man even though he pulled out of the U.S. Senate primary yesterday. With the Democratic Party rallying around Senate designee Robert Menendez, it became increasingly difficult for Andrews to build the substantial support needed to win a primary. Menendez also has a fund-raising advantage, with $4 million to Andrews' $2 million - and with many millions more to come, since he will run as an incumbent. Menendez, a U.S. representative from Hudson County, is scheduled to be sworn in as Gov.-elect Jon S. Corzine's Senate replacement Wednesday.
October 15, 2006
The Case for Menendez U.S. senator Democrat, age 52 Hoboken New Jersey voters are being subjected to another election tainted with nasty debates and negative ads. It's a shame; these candidates are better than that. Both have the knowledge and passion to guide the nation on the important issues being lost in the melee. Bob Menendez has the superior experience, intellect and grasp of issues to serve New Jersey as U.S. senator. In the short time since his appointment to the Senate in January, he's capitalized on leadership skills gained in a 14-year congressional career to pass meaningful legislation, despite being in the minority party.
January 25, 2006 |
In dropping out of New Jersey's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate yesterday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone called for the party to unify behind U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. That kind of support eluded Pallone in his yearlong look at running for the office himself. Pallone made his announcement after a Statehouse news conference on Medicare drug benefits with Menendez, Gov. Corzine, and U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg. He promised to work on Menendez's behalf "to ensure the voices of hardworking New Jerseyans are heard in Washington.
June 2, 2006 |
Weed-whacking convicts and protesters drowned out Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thomas H. Kean Jr. in Jersey City yesterday while in Union City, Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez stood before a campaign rally crowd of 1,600 to declare his candidacy. So much for Tuesday's New Jersey primary, which will officially select the parties' standard-bearers. Anticipating their nominations, Kean and Menendez yesterday framed the general election: Kean called Menendez "unethical," and Menendez said Kean yearned to march in lockstep with the Bush administration.
November 7, 2012
(xx% of the vote) *Robert Menendez (D). . . xx,xxx Joe Kyrillos (R). . . xx,xxx Daryl Brooks (I). . . xx,xxx Gwen Diakos (I). . . xx,xxx David Dranikoff (I). . . xx,xxx Kenneth Kaplan (I). . . xx,xxx Eugene Lavergne (I). . . xx,xxx Gregory Pason (I). . . xx,xxx Inder Soni (I). . . xx,xxx Robert Turkavage (I). . . xx,xxx Ken Wolski (I). . . xx,xxx *Incumbent D-Democratic; I-Independent; R-Republican
June 4, 2006
With dueling charges of unethical behavior and toeing the president's line, Republican State Sen. Thomas H. Kean Jr. and Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez are in full campaign battle mode for the Senate seat vacated in January by Gov. Corzine. They're hurling insults, claiming issue "flip-flops," and posting negative ads on the Web. On Thursday, weed-whacking convicts on a work detail and rowdy protesters were accused of purposely drowning out a Kean campaign speech. It's gearing up to be an ugly race.
October 7, 2012
New Jersey voters have something to celebrate with this year's U.S. Senate election. For the first time in a long time, they have two credible candidates from which to choose. State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, 52, of Middletown, is the most substantial Republican candidate in recent years. His 24 years in the Statehouse established his reputation as a moderate who could work with the other team. In the Legislature, he was a leader for education accountability, college savings accounts, open space, and shorefront preservation.
November 16, 2006 |
Fresh from a decisive election victory in which voter disaffection over Iraq played a pivotal role, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) has returned to Washington, where he has already begun to pressure the Bush administration for troop withdrawals. Menendez, who was named to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he planned to make the war his top issue and would use his role on the committee to highlight what he believes is the administration's failed approach. He said he expected the committee, which Democrats will control when the new Congress takes office in January, to grill Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and other senior administration officials at public hearings.
January 19, 2006 |
With a family Bible in his hand, Robert Menendez achieved a lifelong dream yesterday, taking the oath as New Jersey's first Hispanic U.S. senator. He set about quickly to outline his policy agenda for the coming months, telling reporters he would push for increased training of Iraqi forces to relieve U.S. troops and for increases in Iraqi oil production. He also said he was undecided on the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Senate President Pro Tempore Ted Stevens (R., Alaska)
November 3, 2006 |
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is a passionate orator - comfortable before a crowd, cajoling the masses with his intellect and knowledge rather than backslapping and bear-hugging. N.J. State Sen. Thomas H. Kean Jr. relishes personal encounters with homegrown charm, a waiting ear and a perpetual smile but isn't as deft with speeches or fielding questions at a lectern. As they head into the final days of a costly slugfest for one of New Jersey's U.S. Senate seats, Menendez, 52, who was appointed senator in January, and Kean, 38, his Republican challenger, campaign with a style that reflects their personalities and upbringing.