GOP’s Hugin Attacks Menendez as Poll Shows NJ Senate Race a Statistical Tie

Collage of Bob Hugin and Bob Menendez
Associated Press

Bob Hugin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, launched a blistering attack on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Monday as a new poll shows the race is now a statistical tie.

The Gravis Marketing Poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Monday, showed that Menendez leads Hugin by just two points, 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error

In 2012, Menendez easily defeated his Republican opponent by 18 points.

But November’s election comes on the heels of a public corruption trial of Menendez which the Department of Justice dropped in January after an earlier mistrial, and Hugin is driving home the theme with New Jersey voters that perhaps justice may be better served at the ballot box than in the courtroom.

On Monday, Hugin attacked Menendez with both barrels on Twitter.

He first noted that Menendez’s “colleagues on the bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee agree he violated federal law & abused his power to help his ‘best friend’ Melgen, a convicted felon serving 17 yrs in jail for scamming millions from Medicare.”


He then criticized Menendez for comparing President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin to Pearl Harbor.


Hugin was not done yet.

Next, he blasted Menendez for “violating federal law and abusing his office to help his felon best friend.”

Hugin hit Menendez again, this time tweeting that “Bob Menendez abused his office to help a rich Florida donor who scammed seniors and blinded patients so he could scam millions from Medicare.”                       .

Finally, Hugin hit Menendez once more on the findings of the Senate Ethics Committee, calling the beleagured Democrat senator’s actions “a digrace to the people of New Jersey.”

With another three and a half months until election day, Menendez can look forward to more unceasing attacks from Hugin that focus on the details of his public corruption trial.

New Jersey has not elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate in more than four decades. Unless Menendez can find a way to fight back, that may change come November.


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