Sen. Bob Menendez courts Asian American voters in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ —  Elected Filipino American New Jersey officials were on stage on Sunday evening with the state’s political heavy hitters.

“We need someone who fought for WWII veterans in their 80’s and 90’s, too feeble to fight for themselves and that guy is Senator Menendez, who you will elect on Nov 6th.”

Incumbent Democratic senior senator Bob Menendez was out courting Asian American votes. He is running against Republican Bob Hugin in a surprisingly close race, according to analysts, considering the number of registered Democrats in New Jersey.

He outpaced Republicans by more than 100,000 between 2016 primaries to now.

A recent APIAVote survey showed that Filipino Americans outside of California would likely vote for a Republican senator than a Democrat.

Menendez is hoping his stand on issues important to Filipinos would guarantee their votes his way.

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  • Mario
    1 November 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    In 2015 Sen Menendez was indited by Obama DOJ-FBI on Federal corruption charges in US District Court for New Jersey, related to a favor he did from a wealthy Florida Dr S Melgen and gift from him including campaign donations and using Dr. Melgen private plane, traveled, stay at Park Hyatt in Paris, France and failed to report on his Senate disclosure forms…. On Nov 16 2017, under Trump Admin the trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial. Again on Jan 18, 2018 Trump DOJ announced they were dropping all charges against Sen. Menendez. It was Trump Administration who save Sen Menendez a Democrat to continue his career at the Senate.