Menendez stumbles across finish line with weak #NJPrimary win

TRENTON, N.J. — A powerful incumbent isn’t supposed to wait until the 9 o’clock hour to see his race called… in a primary.

But that’s exactly what happened to Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Tuesday night as Democrat voters defected in large numbers to vote for a little-known opponent.

He barely cracked the 60% mark with 75% of precincts reporting despite boasting universal Democrat establishment support.

Preliminarily? He lost six counties to his opponent. Six! Damn near a third of our state.

Menendez’s woes, catalyzed by a federal indictment, mistrial, and subsequent Senate admonition, have clearly left the senior U.S. Senator vulnerable; a recent pre-primary poll found him leading his Republican opponent Bob Hugin by single digits: