Senator Cory Booker also appears in desperate bid to aid Senator Menendez as Democrat insiders voice "significant" likelihood of defeat to Bob Hugin
Yesterday, Hoboken saw its Sinatra Park amphitheater turned into a a private political rally space to benefit the flagging campaign of incumbent Senator Bob Menendez.
A Hoboken resident who went through security and was sitting on the second step with others was removed by Hoboken police who informed him he was not welcome. The resident, Chris Carbine, held a sign indicating he was supporting Menendez's opponent Bob Hugin.
According to Carbine, the Hoboken Police Officer asked for his removal as that portion of Sinatra Park was designated "a private space" for two hours rented at the cost of $25. He complied with the officer's request and went to a designated area south of the barricaded area joining other Hoboken residents who support Bob Hugin.
Over the weekend, warning signs flared on the pro-Democrat website Politico indicating a growing panic Bob Menendez's campaign is tanking. His vaunted 20 point lead has all but disappeared in the waning days of the campaign and Bob Hugin told the Washington Free Beacon he anticipated victory based on internal polling. Other polls vary saying Menendez is leading and the Cook Political Report moved the race to "tossup."
Democrat stragetists are deeply worried and fear a coming defeat. The Politico article detailed the state of that fear in the NJ Senate race writing: "Democratic strategists working on races across the state said in interviews that they have seen a remarkable decline in support for Menendez..."
The drop according to the Democrat operatives began in the summer and has continued in a precipitous crash leading into the fall. From the article:
Democratic strategists working on races across the state said in interviews that they have seen a remarkable decline in support for Menendez.
Months of ads had reminded voters about the trial in which Menendez was accused of carrying out official favors for a Florida eye doctor — now a convicted Medicare fraudster — in exchange for campaign cash, private jet flights and lavish Dominican vacations.
Last week, MSV obtained almost the exact information from a very reliable statewide source. That source indicated that Bob Hugin held a shocking and commanding double digit lead in every competitive NJ congressional distract race across the state ranging from 10-15 points in each.
The commercial referenced by Politco doing more damage to Bob Menendez is seen below.
Hoboken resident, Joshua Sotomayor Einstein issued the following press release after the event:
Hoboken Activists Rally Against Menendez Corruption
Calling him the disgrace of the Democratic Party, good government activists gathered Sunday, November 4, at 11:30am to rally in protest of the visit by formerly indicted Senator Menendez. Menendez who was unanimously admonished by the Senate Ethic Committee for bribery, fraud, and corruption was inexplicably chosen by the NJ Democratic Party to run for Senate. Perennial candidate for higher office, Senator Booker, who recently pressured Democratic law makers to change state law allowing him to run for re-election and president simultaneously in 2020, stumped for the embattled and morally corrupt Menendez.
“It’s ethically grotesque that those claiming to lament corruption in politics and rightfully condemning vote bribing crimes in Hoboken would then invite someone whom the Senate Ethic Committee unanimously found guilty of taking bribes among many other crimes,” said Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, NJ GOP State Committeeman from Hudson County, and a Hoboken resident. He continued, “every one of the event organizers who brought in Menendez knows the Senate will stay Republican on Tuesday meaning the NJ Senate election is about nothing other than NJ. Our Senate election is a referendum on blatant corruption; on one side is a bad government in which Menendez feels free to serve as the personal lackey and on the payroll of a criminal now in jail for defrauding Medicare of tens of millions of dollars; on the other is Bob Hugin, a former Marine and business leader.”
Menendez remains the only sitting Senator to be admonished by the bi-partisan Senate Ethics Committee. That committee, composed of 6 Senators, 3 from each party, made waves by universally rebuking Menendez for accepting illegal gifts valued in the millions of dollars and for lobbying federal agencies on behalf of his now jailed criminal associate, Salomon Melgen. Due in large part to Menendez’s documented personal history as the Senate’s most corrupt member, he was rejected by 38% of New Jersey’s most dedicated Democrats, the voters of the Democratic Senate primary election. It is the hope of all good government activists that Menendez will be retired from the Senate by the voters on New Jersey on Tuesday.