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Trenton, NJ - Menendez To Face Challenger For Democratic Senate Nomination

Published on: January 28, 2018 08:00 PM
By: AP
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Trenton, NJ - A Democratic political pundit and attorney is challenging New Jersey’s U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for their party’s nomination.

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Michael Starr Hopkins has filed paperwork to run in the June primary against the two-term incumbent, who’s facing a retrial on federal corruption charges after his first trial ended in a hung jury last fall.

Hopkins says it’s important politicians reflect their constituents’ values. The Jersey City resident outlined his reasons for seeking the seat in an op-ed piece discussing issues such as health care, education and taxes.

Hopkins has been a public defender in New York and a political commentator on Fox News and other major networks. He’s a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and The Hill and worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign last year in Colorado.

Menendez has denied allegations of bribery, fraud and conspiracy.



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 Jan 28, 2018 at 08:11 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

So nj will have 2 black senators? Like ca had Feinstein and boxer? I'll pass.

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 Jan 28, 2018 at 11:46 PM NJ YID Says:

We better have a REAL GOOD Conservative running against him!

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