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FBI raids office of doctor tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez

[quote]FBI agents late Tuesday night raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. — who has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.”

[quote]Rubio is one of the few big-name Florida politicians who has not received campaign money from the Melgens, who have contributed to Sen. Bill Nelson and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Garcia, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, among others.

Hard to believe that the FBI would pursue something on a Democratic Senator with a Democratic white House unless there was a pretty strong indication of a problem.

When Menendez resigns (as you can bet he will), will the fatty Governor get to appoint someone or will it go straight to a special election? Will Booker go straight (in a matter of speaking) after this seat or wait to take on Dinosaur Frank?

by Anonymousreply 3402/22/2013

B-U-M-P

by Anonymousreply 101/30/2013

Hooray. I'm a NJ resident, & Menendez is one of the slimiest politicians around. Good riddance.

by Anonymousreply 301/30/2013

Why isn't more of the media covering this? He allegedly preyed on under aged girls, ABC's Martha Raddatz didn't even bring it up to him last week. Why?

by Anonymousreply 601/31/2013

Next to Crook County Illinois, Hudson County New Jersey has the worst reputation for corruption. Negative stories about Menendez have been around for years. This was probably fueled by local Dems who he's screwed over the years.

by Anonymousreply 701/31/2013

He's a skeeze. When it became known in September that a volunteer in his office was illegal and a sex offender, Menendez was able to keep it quiet until after his re-election in November. When the news was released, he claimed no knowledge of the workers status.

by Anonymousreply 801/31/2013

The story was on every Metro NY station. As usual, his constituents said it didn't matter because "he did a lot for us."

by Anonymousreply 901/31/2013

Story has been a non issue in the MSM. Wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 1001/31/2013

These allegations are simply fellatious.

by Anonymousreply 1101/31/2013

R10, where have you been? It exploded big time this week. It was covered on CNN in depth by Erin Burnett, and by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

by Anonymousreply 1201/31/2013

2013 has barely started and the Democrats are already screwing up their chances of holding the Senate in 2014:

- Sen. Rockefeller is leaving in West Virginia

- Sen. Harkin is leaving in Iowa

- Obama and Sen. Kerry are giving Scott Brown a chance of winning back a seat in MA

- Sen. Menendez may end up having to resign and allowing Chris Christie to appoint a Republican in his place

by Anonymousreply 1401/31/2013

Great, the Repugs have won again.

by Anonymousreply 1501/31/2013

More than a few Republican senators have announced retirement as well.

by Anonymousreply 1801/31/2013

BTW R10 - Brian Williams mentioned it on NBC News a couple of times.

[quote]Sen. Menendez may end up having to resign and allowing Chris Christie to appoint a Republican in his place

I thought the way NJ law works, a special election will have to be held.

In which case Cory Booker can then go after that seat instead of the one held by Frank Lautenberg after his term ends.

by Anonymousreply 1901/31/2013

r19, Jim McGreevey avoided the Special Election law when Robert Torricelli resigned, by waiting to made a decision until after candidates could sign-up. That's when he dragged Frank Lautenberg out of retirement.

Frank should also be investigated. Has an apartment at Windsor Towers in Cliffside Park, but actually lives with girlfriend on West End Avenue in Manhattan. Windsor is on the old Palisades Amusement Park property.

by Anonymousreply 2101/31/2013

No they won't, r17, unless you really want them to.

by Anonymousreply 2201/31/2013

R22, let's not pretend Republicans cheat in every election. They obviously win large majorities in red states without cheating.

by Anonymousreply 2301/31/2013

R21, are you saying that the 88-year old Frank Lautenberg has a girlfriend?!

by Anonymousreply 2401/31/2013

That's the point! Finally.

by Anonymousreply 2501/31/2013

Stop calling us repugs, r15. It's not funny, it's childish and it's truly, truly offensive.

by Anonymousreply 2601/31/2013

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, the senator's approval rating has crashed.

15 point drop in less than a month

36% approve 41% disapprove

44-28% say he is not honest and trustworthy

by Anonymousreply 2702/21/2013

Christie sits at a 74% approval.

It's the highest approval of any NJ Governor in the 17 yrs Quinnipiac has been polling.

by Anonymousreply 2802/21/2013

Menendez will resign and Christie will appoint a moderate R or Cory Booker to replace him.

by Anonymousreply 2902/21/2013

The only announced Democrat to run against Christie is Barbara Buono, a former Police Chief in Metuchen, public defender and Senate Majority Leader. Survey revealed most Garden State residents have never heard of her.

by Anonymousreply 3002/21/2013

Which is why if CC appoints CB in BM's place he would score a huge win-win in NJ.

by Anonymousreply 3102/21/2013

R26, until you and *every one of your party's public faces* stops referring to the "Democrat Party," you can GFY.

by Anonymousreply 3202/21/2013

Pigs will fly before Christie appoints Corey Booker, because he still needs his republican base to win re-election.

by Anonymousreply 3302/21/2013

Christie will use this time for his 2016 bid.

by Anonymousreply 3402/22/2013
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