U.S. Senator Bob Menendez said on Saturday that he intends to seek re-election in 2024.
“That’s still four years away, but right now, yes,” Menendez said in an interview on the New Jersey Globe Power Hour on 77 WABC. “The answer is yes.”
Menendez was re-elected for a third term in 2018 by an 11-point margin after a self-funder spent more than $40 million to unseat him.
“I am passionate about the work that I do on behalf of the people of New Jersey,” he said.
If Democrats can capture control of the U.S. Senate in November, Menendez would become the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – one of the most powerful posts in Washington.
He also pointed to his seats on two other top committees: the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
“The composite of those three committees help me be a powerful voice for the things that New Jerseyans care about,” Menendez said. “Certainly, with a majority in the Senate, would even make it a greater opportunity to deliver on behalf of New Jersey and improve the quality of their lives.”
Menendez was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and won statewide races in 2016, 2012 and 2018.