This has been a relatively tame election season. That’s easy to say compared to 2016, but the standard flow of attack ads haven’t been exceptionally negative, debates have been mostly civil, and zingers have been few and far between. Republican candidate for Senate Bob Hugin got in a heck of a zinger against his vulnerable opponent, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
It’s one of the tightest Senate races in the nation happening in one of the bluest states. Part of this is due to Hugin’s appeal to the people of New Jersey, but a good chunk can be attributed to the reputation of corruption that surrounds Menendez. On Fox News, Hugin pointed out one of the few moments where Menendez was involved in a bipartisan action – the decision to investigate him by the Senate Ethics Committee.
Here’s the full interview:
Hugin said he sees his race against Menendez as a “dead heat” — with the latest Real Clear Politics average showing him trailing the former Union City mayor by about 7 points.
If Hugin were to unseat Menendez, he would be the first Republican in 46 years to be elected to the Senate from New Jersey.