NEW JERSEY — Democratic US Senator Bob Menendez, who is now free of federal corruption charges, won his renomination in the Democratic senatorial primary Tuesday.
Menendez received more than 62 percent of votes, while his Democratic challenger Lisa McCormick received 38 percent of votes.
“I wanna thank people all across NJ of this victory, but our next challenge matters even more, every campaign is a choice, but I believe the one this November is pretty clear, because the stakes have never been higher.”
Menendez will face off with well-funded biotech CEO and Republican primary winner Bob Hugin come November midterm election.
New Jersey has not elected a Republican senator since 1972.
Meanwhile, NJ Democrats also have their eyes set on three house seats held by Republicans in the 2nd, 7th and 11th districts.
It was a good primary night for the rest of New Jersey’s Democratic congressional candidates, who all had victories in Tuesday’s primary contest.